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“He’s been called the Justice Department’s pit bull,” a colleague said of Mr. Kowalski, who prosecuted many high-profile civil rights cases.
He transformed a fading Welsh town into a tourist magnet by buying books in bulk from colleges, libraries, defunct wholesalers and collectors’ estates.
Mr. Chan was an actor who became a familiar face in a variety of Asian roles, notably as Jerry Lewis’s butler in the Martin Scorsese film “The King of Comedy.”
Mrs. Cole, a jazz singer, was performing in Harlem when she met her husband.
In 1958, she stabbed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a Harlem book signing — an episode that a decade later would become a rhetorical touchstone in the last oration of his life.
A record-breaking swimmer, he was credited with helping to prevent further rioting for his handling of the second trial of four police officers.
KING--May Tarlton ''Topsy'' Dougherty, 90, passed away at her home on Monday, August 9, 2004. She was born December 30, 1913, in Austin, Texas to James R. and Genevieve Dougherty. Mrs. King attended the Hockaday School in Dallas and later the University of Texas in Austin. Mrs. King was preceded in death by her husbands, Bruce Beverly Baxter, Jr. and John Allen King; her sons, Bruce Beverly Baxter, III and Frank William Carr, Jr.; sister, Rachael Vaughan; and brothers, James R. Dougherty, Jr. an ...
Mr. Gates’s aggressive approach in a period of intense urban turmoil was admired for its innovation and criticized for the racial unrest it provoked.
We owe it to Dr. King to commemorate the man in full: a radical, ecumenical, antiwar, pro-immigrant and scholarly champion of the poor.
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In elegantly winding articles for The New Yorker loaded with inventive imagery, he wrote more like a fan than a sports journalist.
A master of the synthesizer, he won an Oscar for that film’s score, and his memorable theme song became a No. 1 pop hit.
Being fired as an advertising executive freed him to write a blistering memoir about his Southern family and an erotic novel that became a best seller.