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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 Jetie Wilds Jr.

TAMPA - Political activist Jetie B. Wilds Jr. believed the U.S. system of politics is imperfect, run by imperfect people, yet still the best one in the world because of a free flow of information. Wilds lived this belief by keeping the flow going - through his radio show on WTMP 1150-AM, his column in Ybor City's trilingual La Gaceta newspaper, and his "Saturday Morning Breakfast Group" with leaders of local ethnic communities. Because of this, said La Gaceta editor Patrick Manteiga, it...
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