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    Community leader determined to pass civil rights fight to next generation

    Edith Bush is not your average octogenarian. Within five minutes of meeting her, it is clear her mind is as sharp as ever. The years of hard work that have turned her hair gray seem to only have invigorated her passion. She has no trouble confidently walking around a park in the Florida heat. But Bush’s strength is more than just physical. There is a quiet determination about her which is more than the result of age. Born in 1932 in Andalusia, Alabama, Bush has spent most of her life facing segregation and discrimination. “There is an expectation where African-Americans have to be overly prepared, overly qualified,” Bush said. “Whereas…