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Civil Rights Pioneer James Hood Dies at 70

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the first black students to defy racial segregation at a university in the American south a half century ago has died. Officials at a funeral home in Gadsden, Alabama said James Hood died Thursday of natural causes. He was 70. Hood made history in 1963 when he and fellow student Vivian Malone were […]

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US Blues Legend Etta James Dies of Leukemia

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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American blues singer Etta James, best known for her early-1960s hit “At Last,” has died of leukemia. The singer’s manager said the 73-year-old James died Friday at a hospital in California with her husband and two sons by her side. Her manager described her death as a “tremendous loss” for her fans around the world, […]

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