The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a pioneer of the civil rights movement, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala. Shuttlesworth led Birmingham's battle against segregation — a battle that focused the national spotlight on the violent resistance to equal rights in the South and forced change.
Former first lady Betty Ford has died at the age of 93.During her life she helped change the way Americans think and talk about breast cancer, women's rights and substance abuse.But, before she became a first lady, an advocate for women's rights and an inspiration to people struggling with addiction
Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the assisted suicide advocate, died Friday at 83. Supporters say he was a compassionate caregiver who paid a steep price for helping chronically and terminally ill patients end their suffering.
Handsome and friendly, Clay Hunt so epitomized a vibrant Iraq veteran that he was chosen for a public service announcement reminding veterans that they aren't alone.The 28-year-old former Marine corporal earned a Purple Heart after taking a sniper's bullet in his left wrist.
Frank Buckles — a Missouri farm boy who fudged his age to get into the Army, served in two world wars and became the last living U.S. veteran of the first — has died of natural causes at his Charles Town, W. Va. home.