Dr. Thomas H. Brewer

Dr. Thomas H. Brewer (HM728)

Location: Columbus, GA 31901 Muscogee County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 27.944', W 84° 59.518'

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A Pike County, Alabama native of African-American descent, Dr. Brewer was born November 16, 1894. His office was located at 1025 1/2 First Avenue. Brewer emerged as a chief spokesman for the Civil Rights of the Negro and was described by Roy Wilkins of the NAACP as a fearless champion of the rights of his people." His goal to guarantee the Negro the right to vote throughout the South was achieved in the Primus King case in 1945. He was a leader of the local chapter of the NAACP and worked tirelessly for racial equality. Brewer was killed by gunshots February 18, 1956 near this site.
HM NumberHM728
Year Placed1989
Placed ByChattahoochee Historic Commission and the Black Entrepreneurs of Columbus
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 12:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 688720 N 3593836
Decimal Degrees32.46573333, -84.99196667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.944', W 84° 59.518'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 56.64" N, 84° 59' 31.08" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1025 1st Ave, Columbus GA 31901, US
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