Rev. C. Herbert Oliver dead at 96 – Civil rights activist passes away after suffering respiratory problems

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Rev. C. Herbert Oliver dead at 96 – Civil rights activist passes away after suffering respiratory problems

CIVIL Rights leader Rev C Herbert Oliver has passed away at age 96. Oliver’s daughter confirmed that the legendary figure died on November

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CIVIL Rights leader Rev C Herbert Oliver has passed away at age 96.

Oliver’s daughter confirmed that the legendary figure died on November 30 in Brooklyn.

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Rev C Herbert Oliver passed away at age 96[/caption]

His daughter, Patrice Oliver, told the New York Times that he had been admitted to a hospital about a week earlier due to respiratory issues.

Oliver was a giant in the fight for Civil Rights in the 1960s.

He served as secretary on a board of black ministers in Birmingham who created the Inter-Citizens Committee to document police abuse of black Americans.

The group documented 98 cases of suspicious deaths in police custody, many of which occurred under segregationist police commissioner T Eugene (Bull) Connor.

Later on in his life, Oliver went on the challenge the way the public school system in New York City separated white and black children.




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