William Astor Kirk October 5, — August 12, was a professor, author, a church lay leader and a social activist who worked for racial equality, gay rights, and to end segregation in the United Methodist Church. A contemporary of Heman Sweatt he sought equal access to higher education at the University of Texas and eventually was the first African-American to be awarded a political science doctorate by UT. William Astor "Bill" Kirk was born into poverty on October 5, in Harleton , an unincorporated community in deeply segregated East Texas. They had two children, William A. Kirk Jr.
William Astor Kirk
He is a Democrat. Obama won the United States presidential election , on November 4, He served a second term as president after winning the elections defeating Mitt Romney , his term as president began on January 20, until January 20, and was succeeded by Donald Trump. As president, he slowly ended US participation in the Iraq War , having prepared the country to defend itself. He also contributed to the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act often called "Obamacare" which changed many health care laws.
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John Wayne died 41 years ago, but his legacy looms large over Hollywood to this day and remains the face of the American Western. His name has become a controversial topic once again though, as activists are calling for the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California to be renamed. Wayne's Playboy interview is often cited as a reason, as Wayne made derogatory comments about Blacks and Native Americans , and used an anti-gay slur. However, many of those who worked with Wayne had fond memories. Wayne, who was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, logged more than credits during his Hollywood career, which dated back to the silent era.
Their experience spawned a complaint with the state Division on Civil Rights and a long battle to clarify whether the organization could refuse to accommodate gays. Friday, Bernstein and Paster joined other same-sex couples, gays and their supporters to protest the appearance of former child-actor Kirk Cameron — who has criticized gay marriage and labeled homosexuality "unnatural" — just blocks from where they wanted to be united in The local advocacy group Ocean Grove United organized a peaceful protest march to the Great Auditorium where Cameron was speaking to about couples to counsel them on how to strengthen their marriages. Armed with signs that read "Kirk!