Death of Eugene Patterson

October 5, 1923 - January 12, 2013
Saint Petersburg, Florida | Age 89

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MITCH STACY, The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Eugene Patterson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and columnist whose impassioned words helped draw national attention to the civil rights movement as it unfolded across the U.S. South, has died at 89.

Patterson, who helped fellow whites to understand the problems of racial discrimination, died Saturday evening in Florida after complications from prostate cancer, according to B.J. Phillips, a family...

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