Famous People Who Died on June 26
Robert Todd Lincoln
James Weldon Johnson
Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Literary Critic, Lawyer, Songwriter, Diplomat, Author, Poet / 1871 - 1938
James Weldon Johnson was an early civil rights activist, a leader of the NAACP, and a leading figure in the creation and development of the Harlem Renaissance.
Business Leader, Fashion Designer / 1929 - 2007
Liz Claiborne was a fashion designer and icon who created a clothing empire. She's also the first woman to found a company (Liz Claiborne Inc.) that landed on the Fortune 500 list.
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