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Celes King IV Memorial Services Set For Saturday

By Brian Hews

Memorial Services for Los Angeles civil rights leader and businessman Celes King IV will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 at the Angeles Mesa Presbyterian Church located at 3751 W. 54th Street in Los Angeles.

King was an iconic figure in Southern California and was well known for his political activism and community organizing skills.

King was also a successful businessman, and served as Vice Chairman of the Congress Of Racial Equality (CORE), which is the lead organization behind the Martin Luther King Jr. Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles.

His late father, Celes King III was also a well-respected civil rights activist in Southern California. The family has owned and operated the Celes King Bail Bond Agency in Los Angeles for many years.

“Los Angeles has lost one of its true heroes, with the passing of Celes King IV,” says Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson, “He, like his father Celes King III, was a titan in the civil rights struggle in Los Angeles and nationally. When the issue was the fight against injustice, discrimination and inequality King IV was always on the frontline. I had the honor and pleasure of standing with King IV in many of those battles.”

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