Posts Tagged ‘Dies’

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Advisor to Martin Luther King Dies: Incest Charge Marred Legacy of Rev. James Bevel

December 23, 2008

james-bevel-565.jpgThe Rev. James L. Bevel, a prominent figure in the civil rights movement whose legacy was clouded by an incest conviction has died, a relative said. He was 72.

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Pastor who Helped Get ‘Under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance Dies at 97

November 30, 2008

rev-george-docherty.jpgThe Rev. George M. Docherty, credited with helping to push Congress to insert the phrase “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance, has died at 97.

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Obama’s Nevada Campaign Director Dies of Heart Attack

November 4, 2008

terrence-tolbert.jpgBarack Obama’s Nevada campaign director died Sunday night of a heart attack. Terence Tolbert was 44. In a statement from the campaign this morning, Obama said he was “shocked and saddened” to learn of the death.

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Barack Obama’s Grandmother Dies of Cancer in Hawaii at 86, On Eve of Historic Election

November 3, 2008

Barack Obama says that his grandmother has died. The Democratic presidential candidate announced
the news in a joint statement with his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng. He said
his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, had died peacefully after a battle
with cancer.

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Former Sudan President Dies in Egypt

November 3, 2008

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Sudan’s deposed former president Ahmed al-Mirghani has died at the age of 67 in Egypt.¬†Al-Mirghani was removed from power 19 years ago by a military coup that brought the current regime to power.

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