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Celebrity Deaths in Education

  • Marie Greenwood , 106 (2019)

    Marie Greenwood

    Marie Greenwood was one of the first black teachers hired by the Denver Public School system. She was a pioneer who fought against segregation in Denver institutions. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Joseph L. White, 84 (1932 - 2017)

    Joseph L. White

    Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and teacher who helped pioneer the field of black psychology to counter what he saw as rampant ignorance and prejudice in the profession, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 84. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Hans Rosling, 68 (1948 - 2017)

    Hans Rosling

    Hans Rosling, a Swedish medical doctor and statistician who made data come alive during worldwide presentations, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Uppsala, Sweden, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Jules Schelvis, 95 (1921 - 2016)

    Jules Schelvis

    Jules Schelvis, a Dutch historian who was the last insurgent of the Nazis' Sobibor World War II German extermination camp, died Sunday evening in his native Netherlands, according to multiple news sources, including The Associated Press. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Ethan Schmidt (2015)

    Ethan  Schmidt

    Ethan Schmidt, a history professor at Mississippi's Delta State University, was shot and killed today, according to school officials and the county coroner's office. The campus was put on lockdown at approximately 10:45 a.m. local time after reports of an active shooter were released. Later, all buildings were evacuated. Schmidt, a professor of American History, was killed in his office in...

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