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Shreveport’s father of Civil Rights Dr. C. O. Simpkins dies

Shreveport, LA (KOKA) – A true champion for African Americans has taken his rest. Cuthbert Ormond Simpkins Sr. (born January 13, 1925) is a retired dentist and civil rights activist from Shreveport, Louisiana, who served from 1992 to 1996 as a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from the heavily African-American District 4 in Caddo Parish. He also was responsible for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visit to Shreveport at the old Galilee Baptist Church.

“KOKA extends our prayers to the Simpkins family,” says Charles Johnson – KOKA Director “We will ensure his legacy be remembered on our radio station.”

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