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Dexter King, son of Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/Leita Cowart, file) 

The King Center in Atlanta says the 62-year-old son of the civil rights leader died in his sleep on Monday at his home in Malibu, California. Named for the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, where his father once served as pastor, he was just 7 years old when his father was assassinated in 1968. He became chairman of the King Center, where he shepherded his parents' legacy and focused on protecting the King family's intellectual property.

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Peter Magubane/Photo by SA History Online 

The South African photographer is best known for capturing 40 years of apartheid in the country and was entrusted with documenting Nelson Mandela’s first years of freedom after his release from prison.

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(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) 

The nurse from Texas helped bring hundreds of millions of federal dollars to the Dallas area as the region's most powerful Democrat. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said in a statement that she was the “single most effective legislator Dallas has ever had.” 

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The Chicago-born actor had his breakthrough role alongside Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman in 1989’s “Glory" the Oscar-winning film about an All-black regiment during the Civil War. He won two Emmys and was nominated 11 times.

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Ellen Holly 

America’s first Black soap opera star was also an acclaimed Broadway and film actress

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Before his peers would label him a heretic, the late Bishop Carlton D. Pearson was once one of the best known preachers in the United States. But things changed dramatically in the 2000s. Pearson underwent a cataclysmic theological shift that altered the course of his life and legacy; notably, he rejected the concept of hell Pearson, 70, died Nov. 19 after a brief battle with cancer. 

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Supreme Court nominee Sandra Day O'Connor is shown speaking before a Senate hearing on her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in a Sept. 9, 1981 file photo. (AP Photo/ John Duricka, File) 

Chief Justice John Roberts says O'Connor blazed a historic trail as the first female justice and "met that challenge with undaunted determination, indisputable ability, and engaging candor.” 

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Through more than 77 years of marriage, until her death Sunday at the age of 96, Rosalynn Carter was business and political partner, best friend and closest confidant to the 39th president.

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Bertie Bowman (Bill Clark/Roll Call, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons) 

“Bertie Bowman was a trailblazing South Carolinian and the longest-serving Black staffer on Capitol Hill. His dedication to public service is an inspiration to us all. May he Rest in Power,” wrote Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn in tribute.

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(AP Photo/Chris Weeks, File) 

“Friends” star Matthew Perry, the Emmy-nominated actor whose sarcastic, but lovable Chandler Bing was among television’s most famous and most quotable characters, has died at 54.

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