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Carolyn Marie Rodgers, poet, playwright and author of ten collections of poetry and short fiction, died April 2, 2010. She will be missed by her family and many friends. A memorial service is being planned for May 4, 2010 in Chicago, IL.

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Apr. 11, 2010.
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April 15, 2010
Phone # 312- 388-3767
Josie Carter
April 14, 2010
Carolyn and I were friends that lost contact. I am truly sorry to hear of her passing.

Wendell McShan 773-742-5111
Wendell McShan
April 14, 2010
Carolyn you will never be forgotten, You were an original OBAC writer, God Bless and Keep you forever in our memory book, a poet , a woman , a friend, Godspeed!
April 12, 2010
My encounter with Carolyn was brief yet so memorable at Chicago State University. I followed her career with keen interest. Her pen has been stilled far too soon. My warmest condolences to her family.

Sherwood Snyder III, Ph.D.
April 12, 2010
Carolyn and I were childhood friends who walked to school together and our families shared many events. Although it was many years ago I can still recall the fun we had going together with her family to a distant church. May beautiful memories soon bring you peace. Know that the Conrads remember and share your sorrow. Barbara Conrad Moore (Chicago, IL)
Barbara Moore
April 11, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
April 11, 2010
I do pray that God will give us strength to accept the passage of Carolyn Rodgers, a deeply creative thinker, into a new life.

Jerry W. Ward, Jr.
New Orleans, LA
April 11, 2010
A few of us from the rainbow Readers Book Club met Carolyn only recently at a reading at the DuSable Museum . She was scheduled to be our very special guest at our book club meeting on April 17th. It is indeed a shocker to learn of her passing and our heartfelt condolences goes out to her family and friends. May her soul rest in peace.
- Rainbow Readers Book Club
Rainbow Readers
April 11, 2010
Deloris Heard
April 11, 2010
I met Carolyn at a Coffey house in Hyde Park Where she was a member of a group called "Our Thing" the members of which are mostly dead.
I would like to know where and when the memorial will be.
Butch Weinberg
April 11, 2010
Dear Carolyn, Go gently into that Dark Night, Sista-Warrior. You who were so Strong of Song, and righteous wrath. Another visionary spirit
joins the Ancestors...Be a Guardian Angel for us as we continue to run
this great Race for the African Race...Sista-Warrior/Love, Farewell 'til we meet again in Paradise, where you rest w/the Blessed. AskiaToure'
Askia Toure'
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