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Sunday, January 19, 2014
'He didn't lose his life in vain'
Honoring a civil rights hero's legacy, Charles Major stands tall

Charles Major Jr., a 70-year-old Key West native who came of age during segregation, can recall how as a child he investigated a symbol of the nation's racism: separate water fountains for whites and blacks.

The Kress building on Duval Street had them when Major was growing up, the oldest of six kids born to Charles Major Sr. and his wife, Mary.

As a lit...

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