Chairman John H. Eaves and the Board of Commissioners Honor Civil Rights Icon Dr. C.T. Vivian | Print |

On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, before a crowd of over 300 citizens, Chairman John H. Eaves and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners honored the achievements of Dr. C.T. Vivian proclaiming January 8, 2014 CT Vivian Appreciation Day at its first regular Board meeting.  Prior to the meeting, Dr. Vivian was feted with a reception at Fulton County Government's Assembly Hall. An author, minister and close ally of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Vivian is one of the most prominent figures in the non-violent struggle for civil rights as a participant in the Freedom Rides and numerous sit-ins. In November 2013, President Barack Obama awarded Dr. Vivian with one of the nation’s highest civilian honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Fulton is among numerous leaders throughout the County who have chosen to honor Dr. Vivian for more than a half a century of work on behalf of human rights.

Click below to view the video tribute to Dr. C.T. Vivian

Video footage taken from Eyes on the Prize: Ain’t Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961) and The White House Interviews of 2013 Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom