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US civil rights advocate Juanita Abernathy dies at 88

By Chevel Johnson Associated Press Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and took other influential steps in helping to...

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

By Hillel Italie Associated Press  NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,”...

Melvin Edmonds, Founding Member of R&B’s Soulful After 7, Dies at...

By Dana Sharif The Root Melvin Edmonds, older brother of legendary hitmaker Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and a founding member of the R&B group After 7, which...

Funeral for Chris McNair set on Friday, May 17

The Birmingham Times The funeral for Jewell Christopher (Chris) McNair will be held Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m. in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church...

Jessie Nelson, owner of Nelson Brothers Café, dies at 78

Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Jessie Nelson, owner of Nelson Brother’s Café in Birmingham’s historic Fourth Avenue Business District, has died. He was 78. He was...
Richard “Dick” Pigford

Richard “Dick” Pigford, noted architect, dies at 71

Special to The Times Richard Ireland Pigford, known to everyone as “Dick” or “Dickie”, passed away unexpectedly at home on March 31. He was 71. Mr....

Dr. Marilyn Dossett Sesser Bowen

Special to the Times September 5, 1951- February 24, 2019 Dr. Marilyn Dossett Sesser Bowen was born September 5, 1951, in Natchez, Miss., to Clarence Edward...

Frank Robinson, baseball’s fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83

By David Ginsburg and Ben Walker Associated Press Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however,...

Elmer Douglass Ellis Sr., Washington D.C. lawyer with ties to Birmingham,...

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Elmer Douglass Ellis Sr, a prominent Washington D.C. lawyer and Birmingham native, died April 1. He was 59. His funeral...

Coach Andrew A. Sewell, father of U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, dies...

Times staff report Andrew Anthony Sewell, father of U.S. Rep Terri Sewell, known affectionately as “Coach Sewell”, died on April 8, 2017. He was 82. “My...

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