Liberty University
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  • Faith: Christianity
  • Profession: pastor, televangelist, activist
  • Lived: August 11 1933 – May 15 2007 (Modern)
  • Nationality: American
  • Known for: Founded Liberty Christian Academy and Liberty University
  • Fun Fact: He was buried on the grounds of Liberty University
  • Fun Fact: Falwell's father was a bootlegger during Prohibition.
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Jerry Falwell was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and married Macel Pate in April 1958. He founded Liberty Christian Academy in 1967 and Liberty University in 1971. He was a highly controversial figure during his life as he campaigned against Civil Rights and desegregation, disagreed with sanctions against apartheid-ruled South Africa and stated that the September 11th attacks were "probably deserved." He died in his office at Liberty University and was buried on the grounds.

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