Famous People Who Died on March 25
Ida B. Wells
Civil Rights Activist, Journalist / 1862 - 1931
Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist and activist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s.
Songwriter / 1862 - 1918
Embracing nontraditional scales and tonal structures, Claude Debussy is one of the most highly regarded composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is seen as the founder of musical impressionism.
Filmmaker, Journalist, Screenwriter / 1884 - 1951Oscar Micheaux was an African-American filmmaker whose films were a challenge to segregation in both Hollywood and society in general. He wrote, produced and directed more than 45 films from 1919 to 1948.
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profile name: Buck Owens profile occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Television Personality
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profile name: Roland Barthes profile occupation: Philosopher, Literary Critic, Academic Author
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