Funeral Held for Civil Rights Pioneer Dr. Ronald Walters

Monday, Sep 20, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 PM EDT
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Funeral Held for Civil Rights Pioneer Dr. Ronald Walters

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Washington said its final goodbye to civil rights pioneer and scholar Dr. Ronald Walters Monday.

Family and friends celebrated his life at a funeral at Shiloh Baptist Church in Northwest.

Walters was known to millions of people around the country for his weekly column on race and politics. He spent 25 years at Howard University before transferring to the University of Maryland in 1996.

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton spoke at the funeral, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered the eulogy.

Walters died Sept. 10 after a long battle with lung cancer.

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