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Fri June 3, 2011
NPR Story

Two Black Veteran Activists Remembered

Host Michel Martin marks the passing of two historic lives. Former Black Panther Geronimo Pratt died on Thursday in Tanzania. He served 27 years in prison for a murder he insisted he did not commit, before his conviction was overturned in 1997. Martin also marks the death of Albertina Sisulu, a veteran of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. Sisulu spent months in jail for her work championing the rights of women and children. She was 92 years old.