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Post Mortem: November 30, 2008 - December 6, 2008

'The Soundtrack for the Civil Rights Movement'

Odetta, 77, known for her singing during the 1950s and 1960s -- and for her role in the civil rights movement -- died yesterday in New York. The Post has an obituary online that details her life and times. Video of her performing some of her better-known songs is available...

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 3, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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One Nation Under God

A couple of days ago, I wrote an obituary of George M. Docherty, the former pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington. Rev. Docherty was a Scotsman who came to Washington in 1950 to become the minister at what is still known as "Lincoln's church" -- since...

By Matt Schudel  |  December 2, 2008; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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