Journalist and Civil Rights Icon George E. Curry

Journalist and Civil Rights Icon George E. Curry

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (TriceEdneyWire.com)—One minute the congregation was somber and in tears; the next minute they were rocking to choir music in the pews; the next minute they were laughing in fond memory; and then they were shouting and applauding on their feet.

That was the range of emotions that marked the packed house during the “Celebration of Life” for legendary journalist George Curry at Weeping Mary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Aug. 27.

Reverend Al Sharpton gave a eulogy of the Black press journalist, columnist, commentator and editor that soared from a touching and sometimes humorous tribute to a fiery sermon that shook the sanctuary. Stately Black journalists and publishers were among those moved by the spirit as Rev. Sharpton’s message pointed largely to how they must now escalate their voices as they continue telling the story.

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