Author Archives: Emery P. Dalesio

  • Poet Maya Angelou Remembered at Memorial Service

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama lauded poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou as the first person who let her know she could be a strong and smart black woman, joining other famous admirers and friends in a private memorial service Saturday that was filled with tears, ...

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  • Civil Rights Sit-in Pioneer Franklin McCain Dies

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Franklin McCain, who helped spark a movement of nonviolent sit-in protests across the South by occupying a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter in 1960, has died, his son said Friday. He was 73. McCain died of respiratory complications late Thursday, Frank McCain ...

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  • Mamie Rearden, Oldest Living US Citizen, Dies at 114

    A 114-year-old South Carolina woman who was the oldest living U.S. citizen has died. Two daughters say Mamie Rearden of Edgefield, who held the title as the oldest person in the country for about two weeks, died Wednesday at a hospital in Georgia. Sara Rearden of Burtonsville, Md., said ...

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