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prathia-hall-2-288x300Prathia Hall — (1940 – 2002) of Philadelphia was arrested and indicted under Georgia’s anti-trespass law during recent sit -in demonstrations, leaves Federal Court here 3/23 after she was released under $1,000 property bond. In 1978, Hall followed after her father to become a Baptist preacher in Philadelphia. Before that, as a civil rights activist in Georgia, she was shot by a white gunman, shot at by police and jailed many times. A powerful orator, her signature phrase, “I have a dream,” may have inspired MLK’s most famous speech. (Bettmann/CORBIS

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