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City honors Dr. Edwin Coleman Jr. with mural dedication

This year it was extra special as they held a dedication for a mural at the Dr. Edwin Coleman Jr. Community Center.

Posted: Jul 21, 2019 5:33 PM
Updated: Jul 22, 2019 10:27 AM

EUGENE, Ore, -- Friendly Area Neighbors held their annual summer celebration Sunday.

This year it was extra special as they held a dedication for a mural at the Dr. Edwin Coleman Jr. Community Center.

The center houses the Emerald Valley Boys and Girls club.

The City decided to honor Coleman with a mural in memory of him as a educator and community leader.

FAN co-chair Margie James said he will be remembered for his legacy.

"He didn't take no," said James. "He just kept pushing and I think that he's a legacy I mean that's something for all of us to look up to and emulate."

Coleman's family was there as well as Mayor Lucy Vinis, the muralists, and many other community groups that he had strong ties to.

Coleman was a strong advocate for human and civil rights in the community and those at the celebration say that they hope his legacy lives on forever.

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