Sugarmon was part of political vanguard, legal challenge to segregation

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: February 19, 2019 3:53 PM CT | Published: February 18, 2019 5:15 PM CT

Russell Sugarmon, civil rights icon, political strategist and retired judge who fought racial injustice in his hometown of Memphis, dies at 89.

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