Posts Tagged: Dies

Civil Rights Icon Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery Dies at Age 98

 He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in the fight to end segregation, and lived to see the election of the country’s first black president … The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery has died at the age of 98. His live of advocacy spanned over four decades after the death of his friend Rev. Dr King. Lowery… Read more »

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Hidden Figures Katherine Johnson One of NASA’s Hidden Figures Passes at 101

Katherine Johnson was one of the female mathematicians that calculated the first human spaceflight for NASA.  She was portrayed in the movie ‘Hidden Figures’ by Taraji P Henson,  passed away this morning at the age of 101.  NASA administration Jim Bridenstine said, “She was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten.”  Did you… Read more »

Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At 68

One of the strongest voices in Congress for two decades has been silenced, Representative Elijah Cummings has died. Cummings won his seat in Congress in 1996 and though the years became Chairman of the Black Caucus and Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee as well as one of the fiercest opponents of President… Read more »