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Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Death of Civil Rights Lawyer Lolis Elie

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the death of civil rights-era lawyer Lolis Elie:

“Lolis Elie was a true legend in the civil rights movement and an exemplary New Orleanian. He dedicated his life to fighting for others and challenging social injustices wherever they existed. Mr. Elie was courageous and his work will serve as an enduring legacy for generations to come. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family and many friends during this difficult time.”

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