Statement by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin on the Death of the Reverend Vernon Dobson
 
 

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Susan Sullam, 410-960-2440

January 26, 2013

 

 

Statement by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin on the Death of the Reverend Vernon Dobson

 

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today issued the following statement on the death of the Reverend Vernon Nathaniel Dobson: 

 

“Baltimore has lost its own civil rights icon with the passing of the Reverend Vernon Dobson.  Reverend Dobson fought for justice and equality and led one of the most visible and important fights to integrate the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park.  As pastor of the Union Baptist Church, he has been an inspiration to a generation of Marylanders who care about the civil rights for all Americans.  I was proud to call him a friend and his death is a loss for everyone who cares about equal opportunity for all.”