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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dr. Thomas H. Brewer
 
Dr. Thomas H. Brewer Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, circa 1991
1. Dr. Thomas H. Brewer Marker
 
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1989 by Chattahoochee Historic Commission and the Black Entrepreneurs of Columbus.
 
Location. 32° 27.944′ N, 84° 59.518′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on 1st Avenue 0 miles north of 10th Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1025 1st Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Springer Opera House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Hospitals (about 400 feet away); Fit for Man and Beast (about 500 feet away); Red Jacket (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Confederate Memorial Day (about 700 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church (about 800 feet away); Columbian Lodge No. 7, Free & Accepted Masons Columbus, Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Dr. Thomas H. Brewer Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
2. Dr. Thomas H. Brewer Marker
The marker has now been rotated 90 degrees on its monopole; this view looks north on First Avenue
 
 
Dr. Thomas H. Brewer Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
3. Dr. Thomas H. Brewer Marker
Looking north on First Avenue toward the spires of the First Presbyterian Church
 
 
Dr. Thomas H. Brewer Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
4. Dr. Thomas H. Brewer Marker
The marker stands in front of the building at 1025 First Avenue, site of Dr. Brewer's office.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,720 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 1, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
 
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