Obituaries Related to "Black" from New York Times Archive
South Bend Officer Will Not Be Charged in Shooting Death of Black Resident
The fatal shooting highlighted a strained relationship between former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and black residents in the Indiana town.
Lerone Bennett Jr., Historian of Black America, Dies at 89
Mr. Bennett, the author of “Before the Mayflower” and other books, was also a top editor at Ebony magazine for decades.
Roy Bennett, White Zimbabwean With Black Political Base, Dies in U.S. Helicopter Crash
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.
Black Doctor Dies of Covid-19 After Complaining of Racist Treatment
“He made me feel like a drug addict,” Dr. Susan Moore said, accusing a white doctor of downplaying her complaints of pain and suggesting she should be discharged.
Charley Pride, Country Music’s First Black Superstar, Dies at 86
He began his career amid the racial unrest of the 1960s and cemented his place in the country pantheon with hits like “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’.”
Walter E. Williams, 84, Dies; Conservative Economist on Black Issues
Skeptical of antipoverty programs, he was a scholar who reached a wide public through a newspaper column and books, and as a fill-in for Rush Limbaugh.
Naomi Long Madgett, Champion of Black Poets, Is Dead at 97
The longtime poet laureate of Detroit, she was as well known for publishing the work of others as she was for her own verse.
Edward J. Perkins, 92, Dies; First Black U.S. Envoy to South Africa
He also held ambassadorial postings in Liberia and Australia and, as director general, helped diversify the elite, mostly white Foreign Service.
David N. Dinkins, New York’s First Black Mayor, Dies at 93
Mr. Dinkins, who served in the early 1990s, was seen as a compromise selection for voters weary of racial unrest, crime and fiscal turmoil. The racial harmony he sought remained elusive during his years in office.
Drew Days, First Black Leader of Civil Rights Unit, Dies at 79
Born in the segregated South, Mr. Days, who later became solicitor general, knew from an early age that he wanted to work for civil rights.
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Robin Wagner, Visionary Set Designer of Broadway Hits, Dies at 89
A triple Tony winner, he left a mark in more than 50 productions, including “Hair,” “A Chorus Line,” “On the Twentieth Century” and “The Producers.”
Juan Carlos Formell, Buoyant Heir of Cuban Musical Legacy, Dies at 59
The son of Juan Formell, a giant of Cuban music, he found his own voice as a singer-songwriter. He died during a performance in New York.
George Maharis, TV Heartthrob of ‘Route 66,’ Is Dead at 94
He appeared in Off Broadway roles before starring on CBS as one of two young men who find adventure crossing the country in a Corvette convertible.
Ingrid Haebler, Pianist Known for Her Mastery of Mozart, Is Dead
In concerts and on dozens of recordings, she applied a delicate touch that critics said set her apart from other performers.
Mary Turner Pattiz, Rock D.J. During FM’s Heyday, Dies at 76
She was known as “the Burner” for her seductive delivery, but off the air she was anything but a wild rock ’n’ roller. She later became an addiction counselor.
Ed Ames, Singing Star Who Became a Familiar Face on TV, Dies at 95
After more than a decade of hit records with his brothers, he found success as a solo performer and a star of the series “Daniel Boone.”
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