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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 Verdelle Bellamy

Verdelle Brim Bellamy became a pioneer in nursing, but she never wanted any limelight. Amid the civil rights protests of the 1960s, Bellamy quietly joined the ranks of students who broke racial barriers in colleges around the South. In 1963 – the year of the March on Washington and when four girls were killed in a church bombing in her hometown of Birmingham, Bellamy became one of the first two black students to graduate from Emory University, where she received a master's degree in nursing...
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