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Quotes About Rev. Markel Hutchins  * (these quotes were extracted from various sources)

“…a young man who I believe is one of the brightest and most promising civil rights leaders to emerge in recent history. The City of Atlanta has played host to some of the most significant Black leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries and it appears as though history is repeating itself. There is no doubt in my mind that the Reverend Markel Hutchins will soon be celebrated as one of our nation’s most visible and viable public servants.”


– The Hon. Shirley Franklin, first female Atlanta Mayor and first black woman to be elected mayor of a major Southern city

“I have great admiration for this thoughtful and articulate young man and I have every confidence that he will continue to make many significant contributions to the nonviolent struggle for justice, human rights and peace…”  


- The late Mrs. Coretta Scott King, civil and human rights icon and widow of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“…(at first meeting) I was struck by his maturity, clarity of thought on critical issues, and his ability to articulate those issues with a passion that commanded the attention of others…. I am proud to call him my protégé…” 


- Reverend Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader, former Presidential candidate and Founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition

“…a young man who I regard as one of the nation’s leading fighters for justice and equality and a foremost motivator of our often forgotten and marginalized youth…. a gentle and humble servant leader ready to pick up the mantle in the tradition of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others…” 


- The late Dr. Dorothy I. Height, civil and women’s rights icon

“We had Medgar. We had Malcolm. We had Martin. And now, we have another M. We have Markel…” 


- The late Dr. C. DeLores Tucker, political, civil and women’s rights icon

“This young man’s gifts are evident in that he has been able to develop a constituency, earn a national reputation, and generate significant resources from major corporations, labor unions and wealthy individuals… equally as significant as his growing public popularity as the “heir-apparent,” is the person that he is privately. Like me, Markel was a child-protégé preacher and remains deeply committed to Christian ministry.”


- Reverend Al Sharpton, civil rights leader, radio and television host and Founder of the National Action Network

“He is obviously gifted and anointed and I appreciate every opportunity to work with him on justice issues…”


- The late Johnnie L. Cochran, famed attorney


Civil & Human Rights Leader, Social & Political Activist, Orator, Baptist Minister and Change Agent
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