St. Louis civil rights leader Norman Seay dies at 87-years-old

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T. LOUIS, Mo. — Civil rights leader Norman Seay has died at 87-years-old. In 1963, he led the historic protest at the Jefferson Bank which refused to hire African-American tellers. He spent three months in jail for those protests.

Seay is also credited with organizing a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in St. Louis, long before it was a federal holiday. There’s a park named for him in north St. Louis.

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