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Award-winning Civil Rights Journalist and Black Press Columnist George Curry Dead at 69

By Hazel Trice Edney

 

MR VIsion national Award Wining CIvil RIghts COlumnist Passes - georgeecurry(TriceEdneyWire) – Pioneering Civil rights and Black political journalist George E. Curry, the reputed dean of Black press columnists because of his riveting weekly commentary in Black newspapers across the country, died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday, August 20. He was 69.

Rumors of his death circulated heavily in journalistic circles on Saturday night until it was confirmed by Dr. Bernard Lafayette, MLK confidant and chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference shortly before midnight.

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