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  • Paul R. Jones dies at 81; major collector of African American art

    Paul R. Jones dies at 81; major collector of African American art
    Paul R. Jones, a collector of African American art who donated troves of works to universities in Delaware and Alabama, has died. He was 81. Jones died in Atlanta on Tuesday after a brief illness, said University of Alabama spokeswoman Angie Estes. The...
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    Abraham Woods Jr. Minister led civil rights sit-in The Rev. Abraham Woods Jr., 80, a founder and longtime president of the Birmingham, Ala., chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Friday of complications of cancer at Princeton...
  • The Rev. James L. Bevel dies at 72; civil rights activist and top lieutenant to King

    The Rev. James L. Bevel dies at 72; civil rights activist and top lieutenant to King
    The Rev. James L. Bevel, a fiery top lieutenant of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a force behind civil rights campaigns of the 1960s whose erratic behavior and conviction on incest charges tarnished his legacy, has died. He was 72. Sherrilynn Bevel,...
  • Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78; lawyer challenged racism in the South

    Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78; lawyer challenged racism in the South
    Charles Morgan Jr., a civil rights lawyer who challenged the racism of his native South and won numerous landmark cases for equal rights before the U.S. Supreme Court, died Thursday at his home in Destin, Fla. He was 78 and had Alzheimer's disease. In...
  • Country music singer-songwriter Vern Gosdin dies

    Country music singer-songwriter Vern Gosdin dies
    Vern Gosdin, a singer-songwriter whose "Chiseled in Stone" was named the Country Music Assn.'s song of the year in 1989, has died. He was 70. FOR THE RECORD: An obituary in Wednesday's A section said the country music singer-songwriter was 70 when he...
  • Odetta Holmes dies at 77; folk singer championed black history, civil rights

    Odetta Holmes dies at 77; folk singer championed black history, civil rights
    Odetta, the classically trained folk, blues and gospel singer who used her powerfully rich and dusky voice to champion African American music and civil rights issues for more than half a century starting in the folk revival of the 1950s, has died. She was...
  • PASSINGS: Prescott S. Bush Jr., Deborah Jo White, Vince O'Brien

    PASSINGS: Prescott S. Bush Jr., Deborah Jo White, Vince O'Brien
    Prescott S. Bush Jr. President George H.W. Bush's brother Prescott S. Bush Jr., 87, the brother of one U.S. president and another's uncle, died Wednesday in Hingham, Mass., after a long illness, according to his family. A retired insurance executive,...
  • Military deaths

    The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: Esau I. De la Pena- Hernandez, 25, of La Puente; staff sergeant, Army. De la Pena-Hernandez was one of two soldiers who died May 15 at...
  • PASSINGS: Jyoti Basu, Joe Shannon

    PASSINGS: Jyoti Basu, Joe Shannon
    Jyoti Basu Communist statesman of India Jyoti Basu, 95, a veteran communist leader who in 1996 came close to becoming India's prime minister, died Sunday in Calcutta of multiple organ failure, a party spokesman said. Basu became chief minister of West...
  • Charles Moore dies at 79; photojournalist's work brought national attention to civil rights movement

    Charles Moore dies at 79; photojournalist's work brought national attention to civil rights movement
    Charles Moore, a photojournalist who both chronicled and helped alter the course of history through extraordinary photographs that reflected the brutal reality of the civil rights movement in the South, has died. He was 79. Moore died Thursday of natural...
  • UCF provost helped spark historic changes

    UCF provost helped spark historic changes
    When you recap the University of Central Florida's rapid rise from commuter school to one of the largest research universities in the country, Terry Hickey's imprint is indelible. As President John Hitt's second-in-command for the past seven years,...
  • Nat King Cole is reinterpreted on 'Re: Generations'

    Nat King Cole is reinterpreted on 'Re: Generations'
    It was 50 years ago that Nat King Cole went to Brazil and was greeted with staggering street-side ovations. "There was so much affection, it's hard to describe what it was like," said Carole Cole, one of the late singer's daughters. "It was almost like...