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Norton Says Former D.C. Congressman Walter Fauntroy is Safe in Libya

Aug 23, 2011
Press Release

August 23, 2011 

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today spoke with Ms. Dorothy Fauntroy, wife of former D.C. Congressman Walter Fauntroy.  Ms. Fauntroy told Norton that the family spoke to Reverend Fauntroy around 3:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday and that he said that he is in a safe place in Libya and expects to return to D.C. later this week to attend the official unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.  Ms. Fauntroy did not know the circumstances of Reverend Fauntroy's visit to Libya.  He told her of the trip only shortly before his departure in order to prevent her from worrying.