Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 In Memoriam

We lost a number of significant personalities throughout 2011. Some personal to me, some whose influence has been much more distant but which were, nonetheless meaningful.

These are the ones I noted throughout in the year. Of course there were many, many more. But the absence of those of whom I failed to make mention along with these that I have, were important in very important ways.

I think they're worth remembering as we end the year...



Manning Marable
Author/Historian
1950-2011

Sargent Shriver
Peace Corp Founder
1915-2011
Dr. John R.W. Stott
Theologian
1921-2011
Clarice Taylor
Actress
1917-2011
A. Louis Patterson III
Pastor
1967-2011

Cookie Gilchrist
NFL Player
1935-2011
Kathlyn Gilliam
Politician/Activist
1930-2011
Joe Frazier
Pro Boxer
1944-2011
Al Davis
Owner, Oakland Raiders
1929-2011
Dr. Fred Shuttlesworth
Human Rights Leader
1922-2011
Dr. Robert H. Wilson
Pastor
1924-2011
Fred Blair
Dallas Politician
1940-2011
Nickolas Ashford
Songwriter/Entertainer
1942-2011
Paul Mayfield
My Step-Father
1926-2011
Al Lipscomb
Politician/Activist
1925-2011
Gil-Scott Heron
Poet/Artist
1949-2011







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