Three inducted into Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame

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By: Alex Crescenti | WCTV Eyewitness News
June 8, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Thursday evening on the campus of Florida State University, three people received quite the honor.

Dr. Marvin Davies, John Dorsey Due and Dr. Reverend Willie Oliver Wells were inducted into the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame.

Community leaders say these three individuals made sacrifices to ensure that every Floridian had the right to vote and live where they want.

"If we don't remember our history, we're doomed to repeat it. Knowing about these individuals and the sacrifices that they made, to make life better not only for African Americans, but for all Floridians. It's important that we remember that," said Curtis Richardson a Tallahassee City Commissioner.

The event hosted by the Florida Commission of Human Relations is in its 7th year. This year's three inductees join 18 others that have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception.



 
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