Famous People Who Died on May 22
Children's Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Author, Poet / 1890 - 1948
Claude McKay was a Jamaican-born poet and novelist whose Home to Harlem (1928) was the most popular novel written by an American black to that time.
Film Actress, Television Actress / 1892 - 1972Dame Margaret Rutherford was an Academy Award-winning English actress on stage, film and television. Her best known role was Agatha Christie's Miss Marple.
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