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DALLAS (AP) – Plans are underway to turn the home of a late Dallas civil rights leader whose involvement in education spanned decades into a museum and learning center.

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The home of Kathlyn Gilliam was made a city of Dallas landmark in November.

Gilliam became the first black woman on the Dallas school board in 1974 and the first black board president in 1980.

Kathlyn Gilliam was an influential civil rights advocate in the Dallas Independent School District. (credit: Dallas Independent School District)

Kathlyn Gilliam was an influential civil rights advocate in the Dallas Independent School District. (credit: Dallas Independent School District)

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