Obituary: Civil rights leader Matthew Little, a 'humble giant'

  • Article by: Anthony Lonetree , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 27, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Matthew Little, a state civil rights leader who led the Minnesota delegation in the historic March On Washington in 1963 and remained an advocate through the next 50 years, died Sunday, his wife said.

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educator1Jan. 27, 14 4:46 AM

A wonderful man, deeply committed, persistent and as the story notes, humble.

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dewarfJan. 27, 14 9:10 AM

Just last evening I watched Tom Brokaw's "King" which I'd recorded. What strength and resolve these men showed in the face of violence and hatred because they knew they were right. MLK and his followers changed our country and the world for the better. It's what leaders do; they take us places where we'd not go ourselves. Thank you and RIP Matthew and Martin.

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bettyanneJan. 27, 14 3:13 PM

Matt always had a kind word and a hug for me. I am a better person for having known him. He put a smile in my life. God Speed Matt

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kgn745Jan. 28, 1411:31 AM

I worked with Matt when I was a state legislator--he was always a man of compassion and intelligence--yes, and some humor--a good human being who was not content with the status quo--a change agent. Thanks for the memories and the relationship, Matt Little. Ken Nelson

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