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Civil rights leader: Young people should ‘continue to fight’ for social justice

During Black History Month, the country reflects on the culture and contributions of Black people in the United States and that is inclusive of progress and challenge.

In the summer of 2020, following the police killing of George Floyd, the country saw demand for social justice reform.

It was not the first time and according to civil rights activist Dr. Howard Fuller, it will not be the last.

The 80-year-old former Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent and retired Marquette University professor of education was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, but grew up in Milwaukee.

Fuller is best known nationwide for his work as an organizer in Durham, North Carolina.He left Milwaukee during the 1960s and began his work to fight for the rights of African Americans in North Carolina.In 1965, Fuller took a job as Director of Community Development with Operation Breakthrough, an anti-poverty nonprofit that places an emphasis on helping marginalized communities to empower themselves.His role there helped expand his influence on the civil rights movement of the South.Fuller began his activism in the 1960s, but it didn’t stop at the civil rights movement.He said he fights every day for people who look like him and draws comparisons of the civil disobedience […]

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