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Fayetteville Professor, Activist Lyell Thompson Dies

Posted: March 12, 2014 at 6 a.m.

FILE PHOTO Lyell Thompson speaks at a peace pole dedication in 2003 under a patch of post oak trees at Wilson Park in Fayetteville.
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FILE PHOTO Lyell Thompson speaks at a peace pole dedication in 2003 under a patch of post oak trees at Wilson Park in Fayetteville.

Lyell Thompson, a former Washington County justice of the peace, University of Arkansas agronomy professor and Fayetteville civil rights activist, died Monday. He was 89.

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