Demetrius Newton Dead: Longtime Alabama Lawmaker And Civil Rights Attorney Dies

September 13, 2013   // 0 Comments

By BOB JOHNSON  MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Demetrius Newton, a civil rights attorney who represented icons like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. before becoming the first black person to serve as speaker pro tem of the Alabama House, has died. He was 85. Rep. John Rogers of Birmingham, a longtime friend of Newton, says he was notified by the lawmaker's family that Newton died Wednesday morning af...

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