Hundreds Expected for Callejo Memorial

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014  |  Updated 12:29 PM CDT
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Hundreds of people attended a memorial to say goodbye to North Texas trailblazer Adelfa Callejo.

Josh Ault, NBC 5

Hundreds of people attended a memorial to say goodbye to North Texas trailblazer Adelfa Callejo.

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Hundreds of people are expected to attend a memorial to say goodbye to North Texas trailblazer Adelfa Callejo.

For more than 50 years, the well-known Dallas attorney and long-time civil and political activist fought for civil rights reforms and mentored attorneys and leaders in Dallas.

Callejo survived three different bouts with cancer -- breast, colon and brain cancer -- but succumbed to brain cancer just before midnight Friday, Jan. 24. She was surrounded by family.

A public Memorial Mass will for Callejo is scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of our Lady of Guadalupe on Ross Avenue in Downtown Dallas.

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