Civil rights pioneer Miriam DeCosta-Willis dies at 86

By , Daily Memphian Published: January 07, 2021 3:18 PM CT

Dr. Miriam DeCosta-Willis, a civil rights pioneer and champion of gender and racial equality, has died at age 86. 

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Daja E. Henry is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Howard University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and currently is a general assignment reporter. 


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