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John Lewis Mourned as ‘Founding Father’ of Better America

By Jeff Martin Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Hailed as a “founding father” of a fairer, better United States, John Lewis was eulogized Thursday by three...

A ‘Hero’s Farewell’ as Civil Rights Icon John Lewis is honored...

MSN News WASHINGTON – As he prepared for the invocation for Lewis’ service, Grainger Browning Jr. wanted to highlight Rep. John Lewis’ humble beginnings and his...

Esteemed Civil Rights Organizer C.T. Vivian Laid To Rest In Atlanta

Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The nation paid its final respects Thursday to the Rev. C.T. Vivian, a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement who...

John Lewis remembered by Birmingham-Area Leaders as an Icon, Hero 

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Alabama Senator Doug Jones and U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama were among the hundreds of leaders...

John Lewis, Lion of Civil Rights and Congress, dies at 80

By Calvin Woodward and Desiree Seals Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state...

Betty Wright, US soul, funk and R&B singer, dies at 66

MSN.com The soul, funk and R&B singer Betty Wright, celebrated across pop genres for her remarkable vocal prowess, has died aged 66. The cause of death...

Former Alabama State Star QB, Tarvaris Jackson, has died in a...

By Alaa Elassar CNN Former NFL quarterback and Alabama State University star Tarvaris Jackson died in a car crash in Alabama on Sunday night. He was...

Earl Graves Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine, dies

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Earl Graves Sr., who championed black businesses as the founder of the first African American-owned magazine focusing on black...

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Associated Press Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “...

Joseph Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and MLK Aide, Dies at 98

Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president...

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