Gone and We Must Remember, Notable African American Deaths in 2011

Rest in peace.

Nick Ashford (singer, songwriter)

Derek Bell (attorney and legal scholar)

Heavy D (rapper)

Troy Davis (executed, symbol)

Nate Dogg (rapper)

Ofield Dukes (PR executive)

Joe Frazier (boxer)

Gladys Horton (Marvelettes)

Manning Marable (educator and historian)

Patrice O’Neal (comedian)

Pinetop Perkins (musician)

Stanley Robertson (1st Black VP of NBC)

Sylvia Robinson (hip hop pioneer)

Gil Scott-Heron (musician)

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth (civil rights pioneer)

Bubba Smith (football star)

Phoebe Snow

Clarice Taylor

Vesta Williams (singer)



About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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