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News Archive: 06/2011
Gus Tyler, Labor Leader and Activist , Dies at 99
June 13, 2011
Brooklyn-born assistant president of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Guy Tyler, died 3 June in Florida. He was 99.
“Walk to Freedom with Martin Luther King, Jr.”
June 13, 2011
Before the March on Washington, there was the Walk to Freedom in Detroit, Mich.
Edgar Tekere, Zwimbabwe Independance Leader, dies at 74
June 10, 2011
Edgar Zivanai Tekere, described by current President Robert Mugabe as “fearless and highly temperamental,” was an outspoken and often controversial leader in the struggle for Zwimbabwe national independance.
Clara Luper, Oklahoma Civil Rights Activist, Dies
June 10, 2011
An educator and civil rights leader, Clara Luper died Wednesday, June 8, at her home in Oklahoma City. She was 88.
Bitterness Lingers in Greensboro
June 07, 2011
Greensboro has tumultuous history as civil rights battleground
Albertina Sisulu, Mother of the South African Liberation Movement, Dead at 92
June 06, 2011
Albertina Sisulu, South African freedom fighter and wife of Walter Sisulu, died on Thursday, 2 June 2011. Upon news of her death, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said of Sisulu: "But try as they might, they could not break her spirit, they could not make her bitter, they could not defeat her love.”
Outspoken Brazilian Civil Rights Leader Abdias do Nascimento Dies at 97
June 01, 2011
Abdias do Nascimento, Brazilian artist, politican, and scholar, died in Rio de Janeiro from complications of diabetes on 23 May. He was 97.
Gil Scott-Heron, Poet and Voice of Protest Culture, Dies at 62
June 01, 2011
Gil Scott-Heron, musician and poet of black culture in 1970s, died 27 May 2011 at age 62 in a New York City hospital.