Humor Fiction posted May 16, 2019


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Unity through Labor

by Terrence Francis

In Honor of Black History month I feel like I should take the time to recognize an influential figure in what is know as The Civil Rights Movement. This time in History has produced countless courageous figures such as Martin Luther King, John Lewis, and Rosa Parks.

Extensive stories have been written about these figures, so I will bring to light the story of an influential figure from Bogulusa, Alabama know as Lavarus Shantryal Walker (the blackest name in the history of black names without an apostrophe)

Walker was a lowly chicken farmer, barber and Fried Chicken merchant in rural Alabama, but in 1961 his story was forever ingrained in what is known as Black History. Walker was known as the Rural MLK because of his ability to unite the whites and blacks of Bogulusa and the surrounding areas and was instrumental in MLK's march on Selma.

It was during a day at L's Fried Chicken And Fades (a barber/chicken joint) where his Legend began. It was here that he encountered the Bigoted and bespectacled Andrew, who was at that time the Lebron James of racism in the county. Andrew stumbled on FC&F's ion search of blacks to hate as well as a delicious meal. Once he had a taste of Lavarus's Fried Chicken grease followed by the very first interracial haircut, the hate dissipated from Andrews soul which had a transformative effect on racism as a whole in the rural Alabama County. This event was the biggest contributor to Lyndon B Johnson signing the Civil Rights act in 1964 and officially ending racism in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Lavarus Shantryal Walker is still alive today and can be found in Southern California where he has a chain of FC&F's that rival Roscoes Chicken and Waffles.


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