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Birmingham Civil Rights foot soldier honored with plaque

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A Civil Rights foot soldier was honored Friday as part of the 50 Years Forward commemoration.

In 2002, Tommy Wrenn founded the Civil Rights Activist Committee in the historic 4th Avenue Business District. The organization was formed to recognize foot soldiers, many of whom were school age kids when they marched for civil rights in Birmingham.

Friday, Wrenn's name was added to a wall in a park in the 4th Avenue District.

"It's just an honor to be here in Birmingham. We changed the world, this city did, and then to be on the eve of the celebration in Washington...it's a great honor that is recognizing my uncle and his contributions," Wrenn's niece, Dr. Dina Avery, said.

Wrenn passed away in 2010 and the activist committee continues to operate in its original location.

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