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Civil rights activist reflects on King, Obama

3 years 8 months 3 days ago January 21, 2013 Jan 21, 2013 Monday, January 21 2013 January 21, 2013 2:09 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rob Krieger

BATON ROUGE- Rev. Betty Claiborne has lived through the best and worst times of the civil rights movement in America.

As a 19-year old girl she was arrested when she and her sister entered a 'whites-only' swimming pool. Claiborne spent two weeks in jail, and was pardoned decades later.

Today, Claiborne spoke with News 2 about the current state of civil rights in America. You can see her interview on News 2 at 6.

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