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Berl Handcox Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Berl Handcox.

Berl Handcox was the Former Council Member who broke the color barrier, dies at 88. Berl Handcox, Austin’s first elected African American City Council member since Reconstruction, has died at the age of 88.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

Rest in peace, former Council Member Berl Handcox. In 1971, he became the first African American elected to #ATXcouncil since Reconstruction. At the time, many East Austin streets still weren’t paved. Having his voice at the table finally changed that.


“His overdue achievement is one of those major milestones that mark the protracted but progressive march towards justice and equality here in our city. We owe it to him to carry on that march with his memory firmly in our minds and tenderly in our hearts.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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