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Former Ebony Editor Author Lerone Bennett Jr. Dies at 89

Lerone Bennett Jr., an African-American history author and former editor of Ebony magazine, has died at age 89. A.A. Rayner and Sons Funeral Home in Chicago said Thursday that Bennett died Tuesday. Ebony magazine tells the Chicago Sun-Times that Bennett had vascular dementia. The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday called Bennett an "activist historian" and said "a global force for justice he was, a mighty pen he had." Bennett grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, and...

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