Al Campbell dies at 85

HIGH POINT — Civil rights pioneer Al Campbell, who advocated for racial equality in the 1960s and later became a councilman and mayor pro tem, died Friday at the age of 85.

Campbell was among the first Black firefighters to join the High Point Fire Department more than 50 years ago as the pillars of segregation began to crumble locally and across the South. Campbell served as a firefighter from 1963-71 and later as a Guilford County magistrate in the…

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