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Obituaries - Washington D.C.

    In Memoriam: Ocie M. Jackson

    By The AFRO Staff Ocie M. Jackson a high level Department of Defense worker, died at the age of 94 on August 26 at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, Maryland. She was a native of Oxford,...

    Hari Jones, Noted Curator and Historian, Dies at 59

    By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Hari Jones was the assistant director and curator of the African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum in Washington, D.C., a writer, lecturer, historian, a motivational speaker, a...

    Trailblazing Civil Rights Lawyer, Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Dies at 104

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Dovey Johnson Roundtree, one of the few African-American women lawyers who broke down barriers in law during the mid-20th century died in Charlotte, North Carolina May 21. Roundtree was...

    Omega Omega Service for Frankie Muse Freeman, Former Delta Sigma Theta President, Set

    Frankie Muse Freeman, a civil rights attorney and the 14th national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, died earlier this year at the age of 101.  Her Omega Omega sevice, the last ritual performed...

    Those We Lost in 2017

    Across the Nation Simeon Booker (1918-2017) Booker was a courageous and award winning journalist who put his life on the line to tell the story of Black America during the civil rights movement. (Photo credit: AFRO file...

    In Remembrance: Milton Ree Henderson

    Milton Ree Henderson was called to eternal rest on March 11 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was born on Dec. 9, 1931, in Mansfield, N.C. In 1953, he was drafted into...

    James Nero Remembered as Energetic, Dedicated Leader

    James Nero may not have been on the front pages of the District's newspapers or a television star but he made a profound impact in his community and his church. Nero, a resident of the...

    Juanita E. Pinkney

    Juanita E. Pinkney, a resident of Southeast Washington, D.C. passed away in Chula Vista, California on Jan. 25. Pinkney was the last of seven children born to Erma and Tillman Jacobs in southern New Jersey...

    Dr. Geraldine Harper-Carter

    Dr. Geraldine Harper-Carter of Reston, longtime teacher in D.C. Public Schools who retired in 2004 died July 21, 2014, in Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center in Arlington, VA.  She  received her bachelor's and master's from Howard...

    Ralph Dawson Matthews, Jr., 86

    Ralph Dawson Matthew, Jr., 86, died April 3, 2014 in Adelphi, MD will be memorialized in a Jazz-themed service on Saturday, July 19, 2014...  

    Pocahontas S. Outlaw, Age 81

    On March 18, 2014 Pocahontas “Pokie” S. Outlaw passed away in her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on August 2, 1932 to Kermit and Sarah Jane Edwards Swinson. In 1936...

    Dr. Shelvie A. L. McCoy, 76

    Dr. Shelvie A. McCoy, 76, a D.C. Public Schools administrator for more than 20 years who had a leading role in efforts to prevent substance abuse, died March 4 at the Walter Reed National...
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