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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 Ron Pundak

JERUSALEM (AP) - Ron Pundak, an Israeli academic and peace activist who was instrumental in initiating peace talks with the Palestinians in the 1990s, has died. He was 59. Israeli media reported that Pundak died on Friday after a long illness. Pundak helped initiate backdoor channels of communications with the Palestinians that paved the way for interim peace accords between the two sides. The agreements - known as the Oslo Accords, after the secret talks in Norway that preceded them...
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