Byline: MEGAN MATTEUCCI
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Sgt. William Malone spent his days marching up and down East Broad Street dodging racial epithets, rainstorms and sometimes bullets.
On Monday, more than 200 people recounted the steps of the former Savannah Police Department officer as they said goodbye to the man who had broken a longstanding racial barrier 60 years earlier.
"Martin Luther King Jr. said, 'Don't tell them about all the awards I got. Tell them I was a drum major for justice,' " the Rev. William Price told the group inside St. James A.M.E. Church on East Broad Street. "My uncle [Malone] was a drum major for justice, a drum major for humanity."