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.