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Published Date: 1/24/2015
Pernell Roberts was a television staple for decades, starring as Adam Cartwright in "Bonanza" in the 1950s and '60s and as Dr. John McIntyre in "Trapper John, M.D.," in the 1970s and '80s. He also guest-starred in dozens of programs, from "The Big Valley" to "Hawaii...
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Published Date: 1/22/2015
Sam Cooke was the King of Soul, a pioneer of the genre who inspired many greats who came after him. His hits include "You Send Me" and "Twistin' the Night Away," but his legacy extends far beyond his popular tunes. Cooke was also an activist in the civil rights...
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Published Date: 1/15/2015
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired millions during his lifetime to demand human rights for all people, and in the decades since his death he has become an icon for the ideals of nonviolent civil disobedience against unjust laws. In 1964 he won the Nobel Peace...
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Published Date: 1/15/2015
In his honor of Dr. Martin Luther King on his birthday, we are sharing some of the moments in his life that were also key moments in the lives of others. In fact, these events were important enough that they are included in the obituaries for these individuals who...
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Published Date: 12/31/2014
Singer-songwriter Odetta was one of the key influences on the folk music revival of the 1950s and '60s – Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Janis Joplin are among the artists who were deeply inspired by her music. And it wasn't just other singers who took inspiration from...
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Published Date: 11/27/2014
Harvey Milk was the epitome of the "late bloomer," entering politics at age 40 and quickly becoming an icon for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights movement. Milk was gunned down, however, along with San Francisco Mayor George Moscone by a former...
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