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WHITE--Virginia Peeples White, died in New York City on October 9, 2012. Born in Hopewell, VA on March 11, 1918, she is survived by her son Charles G. White, of New York City. She received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 1967, and held many high administrative positions at Fisk University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Salk Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center, and City University of New York Graduate Center. In 1992-94, she taught English in the U.S. Peace Corps in Hungary. She published many articles and five books, and was a member of the Overseas Press Club of America. She was also a part-time professional actress in New York. In her eighties, she was a volunteer at the International Center of New York City. She was intelligent and vivacious and will be greatly missed. Memorial donations may be made to The New York Public Library, Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Books Library, 476 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018.

Published in The New York Times on Oct. 21, 2012