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Bernard J. Tyson was the company's first African American CEO and under his leadership, they experienced major gains in revenue, jobs and their network of physicians

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Gaines’ poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation town germinated stories of Black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty

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Boyle took over the small outdoor clothing company in 1970 and helped build the struggling company into a national brand and retailer

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In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Rep. John Walker, D-Little Rock, speaks at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston File) 

Walker, a Democrat, had represented a Little Rock district in the state House since 2011 and had been involved in some of the most high-profile discrimination and civil rights cases

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Billy Easter Sr., March 21, 1939 - Sept. 30, 2019 

March 21, 1939 - Sept. 30, 2019

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In this May 1964 file photo, Associated Press journalist, Kathryn Johnson sits at her desk in Atlanta. (AP photo) 

She began covering Martin Luther King Jr. when he was a little-known Baptist preacher from Atlanta, and was the only journalist allowed inside the King home the day he was assassinated

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) 

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings was a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Trump

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Frankie Redding, Jr., Oct. 29, 1946 - Sept. 22, 2019 (photo by Greg Johnson) 

The public is invited to a musical Celebration of Life for Frankie to be held Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Spare Room.

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This 1972 file image shows singer and actress Diahann Carroll. (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy, File) 

Although she was not the first Black woman to star in her own TV show, she was the first to star as someone other than a servant

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Services will be held Saturday Oct 5, 2019 at Emmanuel Temple Church, 1033 N. Sumner Street

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