Longtime civil rights activist Matthew Walker II dies

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Longtime civil rights activist Matthew Walker II has died.

Walker died last Sunday. His visitation will be on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Clark Memorial United Methodist Church.

His funeral will follow at 2:30 p.m.

Walker was a strong supporter of the Nashville community dating back to his days as a Freedom Rider.

Walker attended Fisk University beginning in 1961 while his father worked at Meharry Medical College.

He returned to Nashville in the 90s.

*The Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center Inc. contributed to this report.

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