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PFAW Statement on the Passing of William Taylor

People For the American Way President Michael B. Keegan issued the following statement in response to the news that William Taylor, founder of the Citizens Commission on Civil Rights and a longtime civil rights crusader, died yesterday.

Statement on the Death of Sen. Robert C. Byrd

Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, the longest serving senator in U.S. history, died today at the age of 92.

Remembering Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height, a leading civil rights activist who spent 41 years at the head of the National Council of Negro Women, died today at the age of 98.

Honoring Dr. Benjamin Hooks

The Board and staff of People For the American Way was saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Benjamin Hooks, whose leadership in the civil rights movement of the last 60 years has facilitated profound change in our country and has inspired generations of Americans.
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