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The fatal shooting highlighted a strained relationship between former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and black residents in the Indiana town.
Mr. Bennett, the author of “Before the Mayflower” and other books, was also a top editor at Ebony magazine for decades.
Mr. Bennett, 60, was a coffee grower whose farm was seized as part of the land redistribution program of Robert G. Mugabe. He was a formidable leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party.
An ill-treated war veteran, Frederick Douglass, colonial oppression: Mr. Branch’s Off Broadway work on race ranged widely. He also made a mark in TV.
Ms. Cooper and her husband, Andrew Cooper, sued in the early 1960s to challenge racially gerrymandered congressional district lines, which were redrawn under court order.
Mr. Cooper was a former Democratic political operative who pressed civil rights groups to confront H.I.V.’s effect.
Owen Dodson, a poet, novelist, playwright and teacher whose 20 years as a professor of drama at Howard University influenced the course of African-American drama, died of a heart attack yesterday. He was 68 years old and lived on Manhattan's West Side. Mr. Dodson wrote the novels ''Come Home Early, Child,'' (Popular Library) and ''Boy at the Window'' (Farrar, Straus & Young) and a book of poetry, ''Powerful Long Ladder.'' His plays, ''Divine Comedy,'' ''Garden of Time,'' and ''Bayou Legend, ...
Mr. Gibson, a lawyer and vice president of American Airlines, was the deputy mayor for planning under Mayor Abraham D. Beame.
Green, who played mostly at second base and shortstop, broke the color barrier for the last major league franchise that had remained all white.
Mr. Howard often acted as spokesman for the party during incendiary events. But he was also adept at organizing community programs.
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A renowned defender of the marginalized, she had many celebrated victories, including a Florida appeal known as the case of the Death Row Brothers.
She was a rising swing era star when she quit to raise children, at the request of her first husband, the bandleader Harry James. But her singing days weren’t over.
Ms. Cara was a child star from the Bronx who gained fame in the 1980s as a singer of pop anthems and as the star of the movie “Fame.”
A Hall of Fame defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs, he led the way for other European hockey players in the league.
Though his political career was brief, after storming to victory with a former Miss America by his side, he made millions after selling the fried chicken chain.
His music blended traditional idioms with pop inflections and social themes, earning him comparisons with Bob Dylan.