BG Celestus King, III

Photo added by Louis du Mort

BG Celestus King, III

  • Birth 18 Sep 1923 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 12 Apr 2003 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Manchester Gardens mausoleum, Freedon Chapel, tier 1, crypt 525
  • Memorial ID 76241953

Brigadeer General, Tuskegee Airmen, Civil Rights Leader. Celes King was born in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles in 1938. During World War II he enlisted in the military service and became a pilot in the Tuskegee Airman Squadron. After completing his military service, Celes, along with his father founded a bail bond agency. King became a General in the California National Guard and served several terms as President of the L.A. branch of the NAACP. In 1989 King founded CORE-CA, the Congress of Racial Equality. King was also chairman of the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission. Over the last 2 decades of his life King served as confidante and advisor to Governors, Mayors, Police Chiefs, Sheriffs and other elected officials.


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  • Maintained by: Danny Boy
  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 9 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76241953
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for BG Celestus King, III (18 Sep 1923–12 Apr 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76241953, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Danny Boy (contributor 47445217) .