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date: 21 April 2021

Bennett, Jr., Leronelocked

(17 Oct. 1928–14 Feb. 2018)
  • Margena A. Christian

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Bennett, Jr., Lerone (17 Oct. 1928–14 Feb. 2018), historian, scholar, journalist, magazine editor, and author, was born Lerone Bennett, Jr. in Clarksdale, Mississippi. His father, Lerone Bennett, Sr., was a chauffeur, and his mother, Alma Reed, was a cook. After his parents divorced when he was young, he and his mother later moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where he grew up....

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