Civil rights giant Matthew Little had 'a fierce sense of justice'

  • Article by: Curt Brown , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 2, 2014 - 2:48 PM

One by one, the state’s top political and community leaders stepped to the podium of a Minneapolis church on Saturday to honor the late civil rights giant Matthew ­Little, who died last Sunday at 92. He was lauded for directing the Minneapolis NAACP in the 1950s, desegregating the city’s fire department, improving fair housing and leading the Minnesota delegation to the March on Washington in 1963.

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quitwhiningFeb. 1, 14 5:19 PM

I remember meeting him and working on projects with him many years ago. Classy man. He was soft spoken and full of integrity...good combination.

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