Former City Councilman George Stevens Remembered
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Stevens was born in 1932 in Louisiana, where he lived until he moved with his mother and stepfather to El Centro. A football scholarship brought him to San Diego State University. And during the 1960's he was a local agitator for civil rights. He was arrested at least twice for protesting discriminatory hiring practices at San Diego businesses .
A memorial viewing will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday the 23rd at Mount Erie Baptist Church, 511 S. 47th St., in San Diego. Services will be Oct. 24 at Bayview Baptist Church, 6126 Benson Ave., San Diego.
- Reverend George Walker Smith , head of the San Diego Catfish Club and longtime friend of the late George Stevens.
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