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From: Dennis J Yancey <>
Subject: [YANCEY-L] Luther Francis Yancey
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 12:20:42 -0700


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BOSTON (AP) - Dec 1998
Luther Francis Yancey Jr., 85, a retired editorial artist for The Boston
Globe and former war correspondent, Dec. 21 in Arlington, Mass. Although
an artist, Yancey occasionally wrote for the Globe before retiring in 1978.
He shared a memorable account of a civil rights march on Montgomery, Ala.,
in 1965:

"Weary dust-stained faces from every corner of the United States and neighboring
Canada, many bearing the scars of police clubs, cattle prods and whips,
turned forward to hear the leaders confront the birthplace of segregation
here in the cradle of the Confederacy with demands for a new way of life."

Yancey was a correspondent for the Afro American newspaper in Baltimore
during World War II. He spent much of his time with the Tuskegee Airmen,
the all-black Army Air Corps unit, which named him an honorary member.

Survivors include his wife and son.




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