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The Spark

Social Justice Seeker Larry Yates

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In the mid-60's Larry Yates  fought housing discrimination in Northern Virginia. When he informed the  draft board that he'd be spending his spare time organizing anti-war activity, Vietnam-era military officials decided against calling-up Larry. The Winchester-based activist now works with former death row inmates who have proven their innocence and speak against the death penalty. 

Through the Witness for Innocence program, Larry is the go-between person connecting released convicts  with anti-death-penalty organizations which can provide public speaking opportunities. Larry reflects on 45 years of social justice work.

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