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Thomas Brewer

@ New Georgia Encyclopedia


Photograph of Thomas Brewer, founder of the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter in Columbus, Georgia. He looks left and smiles widely.Brewer, a physician, spearheaded the drive for racial equality in Columbus from the 1920s until his assassination on February 18, 1956, which was widely believed to have resulted from his political activism. Brewer, whose death had considerable impact on local race relations, is recognized as a martyr of the national civil rights movement.
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