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WALTER E. FAUNTROY - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 70674

WALTER E. FAUNTROY The Congressional Representative for Washington, D.C. and civil rights activist signs this card Signature: "Walt E. Fauntroy/ District of Columbia" in blue ink. 3½x2. Walter E. Fauntroy (b. 1933) was pastor at New Bethel Baptist Church and a prominent civil rights activist. He met Martin Luther King Jr.

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WALTER E. FAUNTROY The Congressional Representative for Washington, D.C. and civil rights activist signs this card Signature: "Walt E. Fauntroy/ District of Columbia" in blue ink. 3½x2. Walter E. Fauntroy (b. 1933) was pastor at New Bethel Baptist Church and a prominent civil rights activist. He met Martin Luther King Jr. while attending Virginia Union University; the two became close friends. In 1971, Fauntroy became the first congressman to represent Washington D.C. since 1875! The District of Columbia received an at-large district from legislation passed by President Richard Nixon in 1970. He held the position until 1991. After he was accused of writing a bad check, he fled the country and lived overseas for four years. He returned in 2016 to face his creditors.  Toned. Corners rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.

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