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Fri Jan 29, 2016, 08:08 PM

"MOTHER" OF HOUSTON'S 1960 SIT-IN MOVEMENT PASSES AWAY

http://abc13.com/uncategorized/houston-civil-rights-pioneer-passes-away/1179691/

Holly Adrienne Hogrobrooks, a civil rights pioneer who helped organize Houston first sit-in has passed away, she was 75.

Hogrobrooks efforts in organizing a series of lunch counter demonstrations at supermarkets and drug stores across the city in 1960 helped end segregation in Houston.


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SusanCalvin Jan 2016 OP
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Fri Jan 29, 2016, 08:13 PM

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Fri Jan 29, 2016, 08:38 PM

2. Thanks for posting about this hero passing on

I didn't know about her. We didn't move back to Texas until 1961 and to Houston in 63. Even then I was a bit of a news junkie. We received the Post in the morning and the Chronicle in the evening, but I can't remember her.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 09:07 PM

3. I saw it on the evening TV news and thought it might be of interest.

Oh, yeah, I remember the day of two-newspaper cities. How times have changed.

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