PA Gov. Ridge Issues Statement on the Rev. Leon Sullivan

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge
 today issued the following statement on the death of the Rev. Leon H.
 Sullivan, a world-renowned civil rights leader and founder of a Philadelphia
 job-training program:
 
     "Rev. Sullivan was a leader who literally shared his life with the entire
 world.
     "Pennsylvania loses a shining figure in our history.  The world's
 African-American community loses a true leader.  But we must never lose sight
 of his legacy.  I always will carry that legacy, as well as the memory of our
 first meeting, with me throughout my public life.
     "He always stood up to hate.  He always let his voice be heard.  He never
 wavered from his principles and his mission.  He never stopped helping people
 -- whether helping young people to stay out of trouble, or championing civil
 rights, or helping Philadelphians make a better life for themselves through
 job training.
     "We all must learn from his example."
 
     CONTACT:  Tom Charles, Editor, Commonwealth News Bureau, 717-783-1116.
 
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor
    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge
 today issued the following statement on the death of the Rev. Leon H.
 Sullivan, a world-renowned civil rights leader and founder of a Philadelphia
 job-training program:
 
     "Rev. Sullivan was a leader who literally shared his life with the entire
 world.
     "Pennsylvania loses a shining figure in our history.  The world's
 African-American community loses a true leader.  But we must never lose sight
 of his legacy.  I always will carry that legacy, as well as the memory of our
 first meeting, with me throughout my public life.
     "He always stood up to hate.  He always let his voice be heard.  He never
 wavered from his principles and his mission.  He never stopped helping people
 -- whether helping young people to stay out of trouble, or championing civil
 rights, or helping Philadelphians make a better life for themselves through
 job training.
     "We all must learn from his example."
 
     CONTACT:  Tom Charles, Editor, Commonwealth News Bureau, 717-783-1116.
 
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