Former Dallas NAACP President Juanita Wallace Dies

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The former president of the Dallas chapter of NAACP, Juanita Wallace, 70, has died.

Wallace was the chapter’s president from 2008 to 2014.

The retired school administrator with Dallas ISD lost Her fight against cancer Sunday, according to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office.

At times controversial, Wallace was an outspoken civil right’s activist for more than two decades. She was a long-time supporter of Dallas Police Chief David Brown.

Numerous organizations in the community took to social media to share their grief.

The Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce said, “We are sad to hear of the passing of our friend and community partner, Former President of the NAACP Dallas Chapter, Ms. Juanita Wallace. Our sincere condolences to her family and friends.”

Fellow activist Carlos Quintanilla posted “Rest my activist friend, hopefully there will be others like you. Peace be with you,” to Wallace’s Facebook page.

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