Funeral held for civil rights pioneer Wyatt

Rev. Dr. Claude Wyatt, founding pastor of Vernon Park Church of God

April 19, 2010 8:52:22 PM PDT
The Rev. Dr. Claude Wyatt was laid to rest Monday.

Hundreds of mourners remembered the civil rights pioneer at his funeral. They packed Vernon Park Church on Chicago's South Side.

Wyatt was a founding pastor of the church. He also helped to organize Operation Breadbasket which later became the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.

Wyatt passed away last Monday. He was 88 years old.


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