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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 Reies Lopez Tijerina

Reies Lopez Tijerina, the controversial land-grant activist whose armed raid of the Rio Arriba County, N.M., courthouse in rural northern New Mexico in 1967 made him a national figure, died Monday in El Paso. He was 88. Tijerina had been in failing health in recent years with diabetes and heart problems. He died of natural causes at 1 p.m. Monday at an El Paso hospital, according to family spokeswoman Estela Reyes. "My life has taken many surprising turns," Tijerina said in a July 14, 2009,...
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