Yuri Kochiyama died June 1 in Berkeley, Calif., at age 93. The lifelong champion of civil rights catapulted to national attention under tragic circumstances.
Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, died Wednesday morning at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, her son, Guy B. Johnson, said in a statement.
"He did for the English syntax what Monk did with the chord. He was an original."
Our dear Grace was one of those drum majors for freedom and peace and we loved her for that.
Carl Reinstein, life long activist for labor, civil rights, and peace, passed away May 12 at age 96.
Will Parry," a warrior for working people for more than seven decades," died May 13 at the age of 93.
A crowd packed Berkeley City Hall to celebrate the life of Maudelle Shirek, an extraordinary woman dubbed "the conscience of the council."
Gerda Lerner, whose life went from Jewish radical activist in Austria to refugee from Nazism to prominent U.S. historian, passed away in Madison, Wisc., at the age of 92, this month.
One of the last Communist Party USA members from the "Greatest Generation" of World War II, Bernice Blohm Diskin, passed away June 25 at age 91.
A lifelong peace and civil rights activist, he helped form the first integrated housing development in Waterbury in the 1950s.