Philly Anti-Violence Activist Remembered

A funeral service was held Saturday for Richard Dukes, co-founder of Men United for a Better Philadelphia

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Saturday, Nov 24, 2012  |  Updated 4:31 PM EDT
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Philly Anti-Violence Activist Remembered

Photo of Richard Dukes from his funeral service on Saturday.

Hundreds showed up early Saturday to remember Philadelphia community activist Richard Dukes, co-founder of Men United for a Better Philadelphia.

The volunteer group works to reduce violence in the city and other urban areas. Dukes publicly fought against the "no snitching" culture in the city and led Philadelphia's Midnight Motorcycle Run for Peace.

A funeral service for Dukes was held Saturday morning at Kingdom Worship Center at 35th and Spring Garden in the Mantua section of the city.

He will be buried Monday morning at Fernwood Cemetery.

Dukes passed away of a stroke on November 14 at Temple University Hospital. He was 74 years old.

 


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