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January 13, 2013
Eugene Patterson and his boss Ralph McGill were both giants of journalism in the changing South. I am an opinion columnist for the Athens Banner-Herald, the daily newspaper here in Athens, Georgia (onlineathens.com). Mr Patterson and Mr. McGill were big influences on me. I will miss Gene Patterson's compassionate and courageous writings. ED TANT, www.edtant.com
January 13, 2013
I was 15 in 1963, in my hometown of Newnan, GA. We learned next to nothing about racism and the civil rights movement from family, school or church. News articles and op-ed pieces like this column by Mr. Patterson in the Atlanta newspapers opened my eyes, Thank you, Sir, for what you did and who you were.
January 13, 2013
May this great man who had courage when many others did, rest in peace.
January 13, 2013
Sir
May god continue to bless you and your entire family. This world has truly lost a special person.

Semper Fi
January 13, 2013
On behalf of my African American family, we will not forget you. May you rest in peace.
January 13, 2013
Our deepest sympathies and prayers for the family and friends of Mr. Eugene Patterson. I was greatly touched when I read A Flower for the Graves. He was a great man and will be remembered.
January 13, 2013
Thanks for your courage and for being an inspiration.
January 13, 2013
Thank you Mr. Patterson for a job well done. The angels are rejoicing to have such a loving angel among them. May you rest in peace sir.
January 13, 2013
Eugene Patterson, and Ralph McGill, were courageous, moral journalists at a time and place in which their voices were vital to move our nation forward in the fulfillment of its promise and in the direction of its destiny. They were both giants upon men and among journalists.
January 13, 2013
As a young journalist, Mr. Patterson inspired me with his moral courage and his poetic voice. American newspapers and Atlanta were challenged and improved by his example.

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