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obituaries



  • John Hume, Nobel Laureate for Work in Northern Ireland, Dies at 83

    "In the parlance of Northern Ireland, Mr. Hume was a “nationalist” whose dream of a reunited Ireland had no place for the violence embraced by “republicans” like the I.R.A., with its armed fighters and networks of financiers, bomb-makers and sympathizers in the region and in the United States."



  • The Essential and Enduring Strength of John Lewis

    by Jelani Cobb

    "Lewis, like his peers Andrew Young, Marion Barry, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, transitioned into elected office as the post from which he would undertake this work. It was not an easy undertaking."



  • Legendary FSU History Professor Jim Jones Dies

    "Jim used to laugh that students would approach him to say that he’d taught their parents, to which Jim would reply, ‘and how’s your grandmother/grandfather, whom I also taught?’"



  • David Carter, a Historian of Stonewall, Is Dead at 67

    David Carter's research clarified conflicting accounts of the events of June 28, 1969 and helped ensure that the portion of Greenwich Village surrounding the Stonewall Inn would be protected by the National Register of Historic Places.



  • Remembering John Murrin

    The early American historian passed away on May 2 after contracting coronavirus.