- New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Thomas Brewer
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- Civil rights workers--Georgia--Columbus
African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Columbus
African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Columbus
African American men--Georgia--Columbus
African American physicians--Georgia--Columbus
African American civic leaders--Georgia--Columbus
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
- Brewer, Thomas Hency, 1894-1956
- United States, Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus, 32.46098, -84.98771
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- Founder of the local NAACP chapter in Columbus, Thomas Brewer (pictured ca. 1950) is remembered for orchestrating the legal challenge to Georgia's all-white primary system.
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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