Schoolmate Talks On King

Harrisonburg Should Recognize Civil Rights Leader, Minister Says

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Posted: April 5, 2013

The Rev. Fred Gibson, who attended Crozer Theological Seminary in Upland, Pa., with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., talks on Thursday about his friendship with then-schoolmate King. As Harrisonburg City Council continues to review possible streets or bridges to name after King, Gibson has come forward in hopes of influencing the panel. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
The Rev. Fred Gibson, who attended Crozer Theological Seminary in Upland, Pa., with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., talks on Thursday about his friendship with then-schoolmate King.
The Rev. Fred Gibson, former schoolmate of Martin Luther King Jr., displays a certificate on Thursday recognizing his participation in Singapore’s first birthday tribute to King in 1994.
HARRISONBURG — The Rev. Fred Gibson wanted to study at Crozer Theological Seminary near Chester, Pa., in hopes of meeting Martin Luther King Jr.

He was in luck from the day he was born in...


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