Cordy Tindell Vivian Cause of Death | Minister, Author and Civil Rights Icon has passed away. He died on July 17, 2020.
His daughter confirms his death that he died around 3 a.m. He was 95.
One of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s most valuable lieutenants, the slim and trim Vivian was known for his intellect and philosophical reasoning, as well as his wit and humor.
Cordy Tindell Vivian Cause of Death is not publicly released.
Vivian is survived by daughters JoAnna Walker, Denise Morse, Kira Holden and Charisse Thornton, sons Mark Vivian and Albert Vivian, and several grandchildren.
His wife died in the year 2011.
— Ernie Suggs (@erniesuggs) July 17, 2020
On August 8, 2013, President Barack Obama named Vivian as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The citation in the press release reads as follows:
C. T. Vivian is a distinguished minister, author, and organizer. A leader in the Civil Rights Movement and friend to Martin Luther King, Jr., he participated in Freedom Rides and sit-ins across our country. Vivian also helped found numerous civil rights organizations, including Vision, the National Anti-Klan Network, and the Center for Democratic Renewal. In 2012, he returned to serve as interim President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.