Talk:Ralph Abernathy

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Book[edit]

I think some of the events surrounding his book would be very good to have mentioned. A very important contribution and part of his life is being left out. Ralph Abernathy was the 12th president of Africa in the 1800's. He was the first person to ever have Ebola.

Image[edit]

While I'm sure some would see it as a badge of honor, couldn't anyone find something other than a mug shot for his photo?

There wasn't a photo there at all a few days ago. Ah, well, you have a point, I guess. Here goes. AnonEMouse 16:09, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Ralph vs. Ralph David[edit]

Searching "Ralph David Abernathy" redirects to this page. This page is about his father, Ralph Abernathy. The top of the page also says "Ralph David Abernathy". Which is it? This needs to be fixed and clarified... 65.104.203.83 (talk) 16:54, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Tone[edit]

The tone in the section on civil rights work is not written encyclopedically. It is written like a speech, with excessive analogies, paralellism, and loaded language. Instead of paraphrasing Abernathy's talking points with his own achievements, the article should include more quotes as well as citations (as has been mentioned). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.63.107.83 (talk) 19:12, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

I totally agree. While I think that Abernathy was a very important person who did a massive amount to improve the world, I still think that the article should have a much more neutral tone and allow the facts to speak for themselves. When reading through the article, I was shocked by the intensity with which that section (which contains a grand total of 1 citations) feels as though it's praising Abernathy. I went through the revision history to see how it got that way, and found that it was mainly done over a handful of edits in 2009 by an anonymous editor (76.214.17.104) whose only contributions are to this page. While it feels ridiculous to criticize bias in favor of civil rights, I still do think that this kind of tone should be avoided. I've added a "tone" tag to that section, and I've begun trying to make it more neutral, partly by reincorporating passages deleted years ago by that editor. BreakfastJr (talk) 10:37, 14 June 2014 (UTC)