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Former AP civil rights reporter Kathryn Johnson dies

Oct. 23, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

Kathryn Johnson, a trailblazing reporter for The Associated Press whose intrepid coverage of the civil rights movement and other major stories led to a string of legendary scoops, died Wednesday. She was 93. Her niece, Rebecca Winters, said Johnson died Wednesday morning in Atlanta. Johnson was the only...

AP Was There: Coretta Scott King mourns husband's death

Oct. 23, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A few close friends gathered at the home of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King after the civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., April 4th, 1968. Days later, Jacqueline Kennedy met with Mrs. King the morning of the funeral in Atlanta. The Associated Press was there...

Veteran television newsman Sander Vanocur dies at 91

Sep. 17, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday. Vanocur died Monday night in Santa Barbara, California, said Chris Vanocur. He was 91....