Findlay OH: Charles H. Brown, a Washington, DC-based lawyer and brother of U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown (OH-13) pays his respects to Afro-American hero—Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson (USAF, Ret.)—Sunday at the second annual Unity Walk commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday.
Lt. Col. Jefferson, a Detroit-based 84-year-old member of the Tuskegee Airmen, led the walk and was featured speaker at the event.
Jefferson delivered a scathing rebuke to continued United States military-involvement in Iraq and the failed domestic policies of President George W. Bush by raising the question of what Dr. King would tell Bush if the Nobel Peace Prize winner were still alive.
The event was sponsored by the Black History Library & Multicultural Center and the University of Findlay.
Sherrod Brown is seeking the Democratic nomination for this year’s campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Mike DeWine.
Charles Brown was in Findlay to organize a Hancock County Committee for the Sherrod 2006 campaign. Although Hancock is a heavily Republican county, Democratic candidate Ben Konop made substantial inroads for the party in his 2004 race against incumbent U.S. Congressman Michael G. Oxley (OH-4), who is not running for re-election.
Photo by N.C. Abrams.