January 12, 2021 / Modified jan 12, 2021 2:27 p.m.

Racist slurs interrupt online funeral for Arizona civil rights icon

Memorial service for civil rights and city leader Calvin Coolidge Goode disrupted

Calvin C. Goode Calvin C. Good - Arizona civil rights leader and former councilman

An online memorial service for civil rights icon and city leader Calvin Coolidge Goode was interrupted Tuesday by hackers yelling racist slurs.

Mayor Kate Gallego was speaking on the legacy Goode had left in Phoenix when a man was heard spewing slurs over her comments about a half hour into the virtual service.

The Historic Tanner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church hosted the live stream on its Facebook page, with the participants speaking through Zoom.

Gallego took to Twitter to condemn the interruption and said the police and FBI are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Goode died on Dec. 23. He was 93

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