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Thomas I. Atkins: A civil rights champion remembered
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Thomas I. Atkins: A civil rights champion remembered
Fifteen years ago this month, renowned civil rights attorney Thomas Irving Atkins lost a 15-year battle to Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He had spent his entire life relentlessly fighting for racial equality and against racial discrimination, expanding his crusade beyond Boston as special counsel and general counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in its New York national office.
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