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Robert Charles O'Hara Benjamin was from St. Kitts. He was a journalist, author, lawyer (the first African American lawyer in Los Angeles), educator, civil rights activist, public speaker, poet, and he had been a postal worker in New York City. He was shot and killed in Lexington, KY for objecting to African Americans being harassed while attempting to register to vote.

Benjamin, R. C. O.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database.

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