NAACP | Former Branch President and Nevada civil rights legend Eddie B. Scott is dead.
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Former Branch President and Nevada civil rights legend Eddie B. Scott is dead.

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Former Branch President and Nevada civil rights legend Eddie B. Scott is dead.

SEATTLE, WA (5-22-2017) — Former Branch President and Nevada civil rights legend Eddie B. Scott is dead.
His family informs us that he was a victim of cancer. He was in his 80s. A memorial service is tentatively targeted for Reno in June. Watch this site for more information as it develops. Eddie ventured out on the front lines when such temerity could (and often did) get people killed. May the great man rest in peace knowing that he did his work so admirably well.

AN HONORABLE MAN — Former Branch President Eddie Scott was honored with a Distinguished Nevadan Award on June 8, 2015, as part of the University of Nevada-Reno spring commencement. He led the Branch in the turbulent 1960s (1961-1964, 1967-68), a time when advocating for civil rights brought with it serious personal jeopardy. His name’s etching on the granite-like pillars of the campus quad was formally recognized there at a ceremony on June 18, 2015. Branch Matriarch Dolores Feemster was similarly honored in 1994. She attended, as did Branch members Darryl Feemster, Alberta Rederford, John White, Dr. Mary White Stewart (who nominated Mr. Scott along with Dr. Jim Richardson), George Hardaway, Rev. William C. Webb, Andrew Barbano and others. Members of Mr. Scott’s family came from all around the nation.

 

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