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March 5, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
NAACP Leader Remains Hospitalized
(2007-11-23)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A civil rights leader remained hospitalized in critical condition Thursday, nearly a week after he was severely burned in a multiple-car wreck near Mobile.

Edward Vaughn, of Dothan, was badly injured and received burns to 50 percent of his body during a five-vehicle traffic crash last weekend.

The 73-year-old Wiregrass community leader was elected state president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in October.

He was traveling with Dothan residents 61-year-old Nettie Pearl Bryant and 48-year-old Janice Jones Blackmon when the accident occurred.

Both women were also injured and are being treated, like Vaughn, at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile.

Marie Kirby, secretary of the Limestone County NAACP branch, told The Dothan Eagle in a story for yesterday's editions that Vaughn had surgery and a skin graft on Tuesday and is doing better.

Vaughn and Bryant are being treated at the hospital's burn center but Blackmon's condition improved so she was moved out of the burn ward, Kirby said.

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