Mrs. Pearl Bassett, 110, of Marion, Indiana, passed away on Monday, June 07, 2021 in Fayetteville, NC.
Pearl was a lifelong resident of Marion, Indiana and was a civil rights pioneer. She was the first Democratic Precinct Chairwoman in Grant County, Indiana. She also served as the first Black Secretary of the Grant County Democratic Central Committee and marched in 1969 fighting for civil rights. Pearl was the recipient of many local, state, and national honors including the NAACP Unsung Heroin Award; the Francis Hook Award, the NAACP’s highest honor for women; and the Centurion Award, presented by Governor Mike Pence in 2003. These awards are in response to her ground-shaking activism and devotion to the social and civil rights of African Americans.
Funeral services will be held in Indiana under the direction of Rawls Mortuary 3913 North Keystone Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205 Tel: 1-317-667-7025 and will be announced later.
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