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NOTEWORTHY DEATHS

Posted: February 27, 2014 at 4:24 a.m.

Activist, mayor of Mississippi’s Jackson JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, a human-rights activist and nationally prominent attorney who as city leader persuaded voters to accept a sales tax to fix crumbling infrastructure in Mississippi’s capital, died Tuesday. He was 66.

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