Tag: Funerals and Memorials

A Black Man Killed by a White Mob in 1898 Finally Receives a Funeral

Joshua Halsey, a Black laborer and father of four girls, was asleep in bed on Nov. 10, 1898, when one of his daughters shook him awake. He was deaf and hadn’t heard the gunshots fired by a white mob advancing through the streets of Wilmington, N.C., then a predominantly Black city where residents owned businesses […]

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At Colin Powell’s Funeral, Washington Is Pulled Together

They argued and argued, and the argument delayed the American intervention in Bosnia. But over time they also became the close friends, which became critical after the disputed 2000 election. When Mr. Powell was named her successor, she said, he drove over to her house in Georgetown, walked in the door and together they began […]

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Blackfeet Nation Mourns Longtime Leader Chief Earl Old Person

Throughout his life, Chief Earl Old Person of the Blackfeet Nation could be found in the Browning High School gym, always seated in the northwest corner of the bleachers and always in his blue, long-sleeved, buttoned shirt, cheering for his alma mater. But for his final trip into the gym, he was not in the […]

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Lebanon Observes Day of Mourning After Sectarian Clashes Kill 6

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon observed a day of mourning on Friday, a day after lethal gun battles between Christian and Shiite Muslim militias erupted in the capital in a faint but dangerous echo of the 15-year civil war that devastated the country. With schools and businesses closed, the streets of Beirut were hushed, the city […]

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The Body Collector of Spain: When Migrants Die at Sea, He Gets Them Home

ALGECIRAS, Spain — No one knew the man’s name when he washed ashore. His body had floated in the ocean for weeks, and it then sat much of the summer unidentified in a refrigerator in a Spanish morgue. He was one among thousands lost at sea during what has been a record year for migrant […]

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