George Washington Eames, Jr.

 

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: plaintiff in a 1956 lawsuit that led to the desegregation of schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana who was paralyzed from the waist down that year after being shot in the back while walking in a segregated neighborhood, but who was president of the Baton Rouge NAACP until 1995 and worked on behalf of people with disabilities.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

 

Born: March 12, 1933

 

Died: December 8, 2012

 

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana