UC Berkeley professor, activist Joseph Myers dies at age 80

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Jospeh Myers was a professor in UC Berkeley's department of ethnic studies, known for his commitment to education, work promoting justice in Native communities and fighting for the preservation of California Native history.

Joseph Myers, who taught at UC Berkeley’s ethnic studies department for nearly 30 years, died due to heart complications Dec. 29, 2020, at age 80. 
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