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Published Date: 9/16/2014
In a soft but strong voice, singer Mary Travers of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary called for social change. The type of change could differ based on the audience, as she herself once noted in The New York Times about "Blowin' in the Wind," the Bob Dylan song her...
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Published Date: 8/4/2014
Even people who don't like jazz know the name Louis Armstrong. The trumpet player and singer, who would have marked his 113th birthday Aug. 4, was an entertainer...
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Published Date: 7/27/2014
For more than half her life, Lindy Boggs remained largely in the background. After her husband, Louisiana U.S. Rep. Hale Boggs, died in a plane crash, Boggs won his empty House seat in a special election and began "forging a second career out of the crucible of...
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Published Date: 7/17/2014
Legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite, who died five years ago this week at age 92, was often cited as “the most trusted man in America.” He reported on the biggest events of the...
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Published Date: 7/13/2014
Just before Independence Day this year, America lost one more of the men who helped save the nation in World War II: Johnie Roseborough, who fought for his country even as it denied him his civil rights. ...
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Published Date: 6/30/2014
Onstage and on screen, Lena Horne was always elegant and beautiful, commanding attention with her expressive voice and timeless grace. But Horne, who died in 2010 at age 92, was far more than just a pretty face...
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