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NAACP president finds family history of white abolitionists

Feb. 15, 2020 3:06 AM EST

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Before Henry Louis Gates Jr. made "Finding Your Roots" a household program on PBS, Johnny Corson was making surprising discoveries about his family on his own. They were discoveries that traced back generations to the fight against slavery, an unexpected Quaker past, and a thirst for...

Mourners pay their respects next to the coffin of environmental activist Homero Gomez Gonzalez at his wake in Ocampo, Michoacan state, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Relatives of the anti-logging activist who fought to protect the winter habitat of monarch butterflies don't know whether he was murdered or died accidentally, but they say they do know one thing for sure: something bad is happening to rights and environmental activists in Mexico, and people are afraid.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico: Forest guardian suffered head trauma and drowning

Jan. 30, 2020 11:26 PM EST

OCAMPO, Mexico (AP) — An anti-logging activist prominent in efforts to protect a Mexican forest where monarch butterflies spend the winter suffered a head trauma as well as drowning, authorities announced Thursday night, potentially adding weight to the fears of family and other activists that he was...

Missing monarch butterfly activist found dead in Mexico

Jan. 29, 2020 7:44 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities have found the body of a missing farm leader who was active in protecting the wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly in Mexico, prosecutors said Wednesday. Investigators in Michoacan state said the body had been identified as Homero Gómez González, who had not...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2011 file photo a Monarch butterfly sits on a tree trunk at the Sierra Chincua Sanctuary in the mountains of Mexico's Michoacan state. On Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, prosecutors in western Mexico have called in 53 local police officers for questioning in the Jan. 14 disappearance of a long-time promoter and protector of the wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico questions police over disappeared butterfly activist

Jan. 21, 2020 7:04 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico have called in 53 local police for questioning in the Jan. 14 disappearance of a long-time promoter and protector of the wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly. The police in the Michaocan towns of Angangueo and Ocampo were called in late Monday after...