Curtis Graves, a prominent civil rights activist and former Texas House of Representatives member, has passed away at the age of 84. The news of his demise was shared by his daughter, Gizelle Bryant, star of “The Real Housewives of Potomac,” through an emotional post on Instagram.
The heartfelt message by Bryant accompanied a photo of her with her father and her three daughters. She expressed her deep gratitude, stating, “Thank you for being the best Dad that a little girl could ever want or need. I will miss you every day of my life ❤️.”
As of now, the cause of Curtis Graves’ deἀth remains undisclosed. Graves had an illustrious political career, serving as a representative of the Democratic Party in the Texas House of Representatives from 1967 to 1973. Notably, he was among the three Black members elected in 1966, a significant milestone since the late 19th century.
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Beyond his work in politics, Curtis Graves also made substantial contributions during his 30-year tenure at the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA). He began his career in NASA’s Academic Affairs Division and eventually rose to the position of Director for Civil Affairs.
Throughout his life, Graves was actively involved in the Civil Rights Movement and had the honor of working alongside the iconic Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His dedication and hard work earned him recognition from Congress, commending his distinguished public service career in July 2015.
Curtis Graves’ legacy of advocacy and commitment to public service has left a profound impact on society. As the details surrounding his passing are kept private, the world mourns the loss of this influential figure who fought tirelessly for equality and social justice. His memory will continue to inspire generations to come.