Media outlets report that civil rights leader Dr. Garnell Stamps passed away this morning. Stamps pioneered the civil rights movement in Lynchburg when the city was in a still very segregated. He marched in Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 and returned last year to attend the 50th anniversary of the march. Stamps was a vocal critic of reports that cleared police of wrongdoing in the September 2006 death of Clarence Beard Jr.; and recently helped to organize a way for people to donate to the burial of slain 18-year-old Jamisha Gilbert in December. Details regarding funeral arrangements have not been released.