Gizelle Bryant’s Father Curtis Graves Passed Away

Civil Rights Icon Curtis Graves, Father of Reality TV Star Gizelle Bryant, Dies at 84

Curtis Graves, a pioneering civil rights activist and father of Real Housewives of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant, has passed away at the age of 84. Graves was renowned for his instrumental work in the 1960s civil rights movement alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Graves served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1967-1973 as one of the first African American state congressmen. His trailblazing election helped pave the way for diversity and inclusion in state politics.

His daughter, reality television personality Gizelle Bryant, shared a heartfelt tribute on Instagram announcing her father’s death. “Thank you for being the best Dad that a little girl could ever want or need. I will miss you everyday of my life ❤️” she wrote emotionally.

Fans and supporters responded with an outpouring of condolences, highlighting Curtis Graves’ inspirational legacy as both a civil rights leader and father. His passing is a major loss for the cause of justice he championed.

Beyond his political accomplishments, Graves is remembered for his community activism over decades. From organizing sit-ins to advising Dr. King, he was a key figure in advancing civil rights in the 1960s.

Gizelle Bryant previously honored her father on Father’s Day, underscoring their close bond. At age 52, she continues to carry on his legacy as an outspoken advocate and trailblazer in her own right.

The civil rights community mourns Curtis Graves as an impactful leader, father, and friend. His vision for equality and service stands as a guiding light, reminding us progress takes dedication. Graves will be missed dearly by his family, friends, and all who fight for justice.

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