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D’Army Bailey, 73, Activist Who Founded Museum Where Dr. King Was Shot, Dies

2015-07-14T01:15:08+0000

Mr. Bailey campaigned to transform the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, site of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, into a civil rights museum.


Barry Kowalski, Prosecutor in Rodney King Case, Is Dead at 74

2019-07-05T21:01:22+0000

“He’s been called the Justice Department’s pit bull,” a colleague said of Mr. Kowalski, who prosecuted many high-profile civil rights cases.


Daryl F. Gates, L.A.P.D. Chief in Rodney King Era, Dies at 83

2010-04-16T15:24:38+0000

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.


Jesse Jackson: How Dr. King Lived Is Why He Died

2018-04-03T19:04:15+0000

We owe it to Dr. King to commemorate the man in full: a radical, ecumenical, antiwar, pro-immigrant and scholarly champion of the poor.


Jay Riffe, Spearfishing King, Is Dead at 82

2020-07-14T21:23:28+0000

He became a champion in sport fishing while in his 20s and went on to found a leading company in the manufacture of spearfishing and diving gear.


John G. Davies, Rodney King Judge and Olympic Medalist, Dies at 90

2020-04-06T19:42:48+0000

A record-breaking swimmer, he was credited with helping to prevent further rioting for his handling of the second trial of four police officers.


Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and King Aide, Dies at 98

2020-03-28T08:27:49+0000

Mr. Lowery helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and gave the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.


Aurlus Mabele, Congolese King of Soukous Music, Dies at 66

2020-03-23T19:08:21+0000

His up-tempo hits and high-wattage performances were highlighted by spectacular dance moves. He contracted the coronavirus and died in Paris.


Matvey Natanzon, a.k.a. Falafel the Backgammon King, Dies at 51

2020-03-03T16:46:59+0000

A Russian-born émigré by way of Israel, he made a gambler’s living taking on challengers, and often hustling them, in becoming the world’s ranking player.


Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and King Aide, Dies at 98

2020-03-28T08:27:49+0000

Mr. Lowery helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and gave the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.



Latest NY Times Obituaries


Antonio Inoki, Japanese Wrestler and Improbable Diplomat, Dies at 79

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 00:06:41 +0000

After gaining fame for an odd 1976 bout with Muhammad Ali, he became a politician and globe-traveling broker of peace.

Elias Theodorou, Pioneer of Medical Marijuana in Sports, Dies at 34

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 14:47:25 +0000

A Canadian mixed martial artist, he brought cerebral flair to the ring and a dogged determination to his campaign for changing the sport’s drug rules.

Hector Lopez, Who Broke a Baseball Color Barrier, Dies at 93

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 12:02:40 +0000

A utility player for the powerhouse Yankees of the 1960s, he later became the first Black manager at minor league baseball’s highest level.



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