The Rev. Nelson “Fuzzy” Thompson, who died Sunday morning, was honored Sunday afternoon in speeches and songs during the Interfaith Service at the Community Christian Church for the holiday celebration for slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Thompson, 70, as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City, was a key organizer of the nation’s largest celebration for the Jan. 19 national holiday, honoring King’s birthday. A chair on stage was left empty for Thompson. In the picture (from left to right) are Arlana Coleman, Ah’Lee Robinson and the Rev. Sam Mann. A photo of Thompson was projected on big screens for the audience.
The Rev. Nelson “Fuzzy” Thompson, who died Sunday morning, was honored Sunday afternoon in speeches and songs during the Interfaith Service at the Community Christian Church for the holiday celebration for slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Thompson, 70, as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City, was a key organizer of the nation’s largest celebration for the Jan. 19 national holiday, honoring King’s birthday. A chair on stage was left empty for Thompson. In the picture (from left to right) are Arlana Coleman, Ah’Lee Robinson and the Rev. Sam Mann. A photo of Thompson was projected on big screens for the audience. Lewis W. Diuguid The Kansas City Star
The Rev. Nelson “Fuzzy” Thompson, who died Sunday morning, was honored Sunday afternoon in speeches and songs during the Interfaith Service at the Community Christian Church for the holiday celebration for slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Thompson, 70, as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City, was a key organizer of the nation’s largest celebration for the Jan. 19 national holiday, honoring King’s birthday. A chair on stage was left empty for Thompson. In the picture (from left to right) are Arlana Coleman, Ah’Lee Robinson and the Rev. Sam Mann. A photo of Thompson was projected on big screens for the audience. Lewis W. Diuguid The Kansas City Star

The Rev. Nelson ‘Fuzzy’ Thompson was a fearless advocate for civil rights

January 12, 2015 5:58 PM