Statement of Mayor Levar M. Stoney on Gov. Northam’s order to lower flags to honor the Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker

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“I’d like to thank Gov. Northam for honoring the Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker by ordering the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff February 14 – 17.

As Dr. Martin Luther King’s chief of staff at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Dr. Walker was a pivotal figure and leader in our nation’s struggle for civil rights. Dr. Walker’s work is still relevant and important today, and his impact on our commonwealth and our nation deserves our respect and recognition. Accordingly, I have instructed staff to lower the flag of the City of Richmond during this time period to honor and commemorate the life of Dr. Walker.”

Levar M. Stoney, Mayor

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