The Rev. Andrew J. Brown, 75, a civil rights leader who dTC marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and helped found Indiana Black Expo to promote the social and economic progress of blacks, died Friday in Indianapolis.
He organized Indianapolis blacks to show their voting strength in 1963. Two years later, he joined Dr. King in a civil rights march in Selma, Ala.
Mr. Brown and other Indiana black leaders created Black Expo in 1970. Its hallmark event is a summer gathering in Indianapolis that annually attracts leading black entertainers, sports figures and political leaders.
The longtime pastor at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis retired in 1990.
Barry Beckerman, 53, who won a Golden Globe award for writing the 1977 television movie "Raid on Entebbe," died Wednesday of cancer in Los Angeles. He arrived in Los Angeles in 1969 to work for Warner Bros. Pictures. He supervised the acquisition and development of films such as "The Exorcist" and "Dirty Harry." He also produced "Red Dawn" in 1984.