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The past century has seen great advances in civil rights as various groups of people have secured the right to vote or to marry. In the U.S. and around the world, the struggle for equality continues. This memorial site was created to remember and honor those who have dedicated their lives to achieving equal rights for all.
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Civil Rights Memorial: Remembering the life, death and legacy of A. Eaves

A. Reginald Eaves was among the first generation of black politicians to break color barriers in cities across the nation in the wake of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. He was the first black administrator to the president of the Massachusetts Senate, and later became Atlanta's first public safety commissioner. Eaves also played a major part in Atlanta's shift to black political power in the 1970s and 1980s, serving as a key adviser to college classmate Maynard Jackson during Jackson's...
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