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Robert "Bob" Moses led Black voter registration drives in the South during the 1964 Freedom Summer effort and later, founded a math training program to educate students in underfunded public schools. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Vocalist and violinist Robert E. "Robby" Steinhardt, pictured at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival Montecito Award ceremony in 2015, died on Saturday because of complications from pancreatitis. He was 71. Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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Gloria Richardson, then the head of the Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee, pushes a National Guardsman's bayonet aside as she moves among a crowd of African Americans to convince them to disperse in Cambridge, Md., in 1963. Richardson, whose determination not to back down while protesting racial inequality, died Thursday in New York, according to her family. She was 99. AP hide caption

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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards announced a run for Congress in 2014 but failed to make a comeback. He spent eight years in prison after a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as governor. Sean Gardner/Getty Images hide caption

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Edwin Edwards, The Larger-Than-Life Former Louisiana Governor, Dies At 93

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Esther Bejarano, who survived former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, performs a hip-hop song during an Auschwitz-Committee event to commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz in 2010 in Hamburg, Germany. Heribert Proepper/AP hide caption

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Writer and director Robert Downey Sr.'s anti-establishment ethos and experimental streak would go on to influence a new generation of filmmakers, including directors like Paul Thomas Anderson and Jim Jarmusch. Bob Peterson/Getty Images hide caption

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Italian singer and TV host Raffaella Carrà being lifted by dancers in a 1983 performance. Mondadori Portfolio/Mondadori via Getty Images hide caption

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Raffaella Carrà, Glittery Queen Of Italian TV, Has Died At 78

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Richard Donner attends a 2017 tribute to his work. VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Director Richard Donner, A Pioneer In The Action-Adventure Genre, Has Died

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Then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld watches as then-President George W. Bush talks about the devastation at the Pentagon on Sept. 12, 2001. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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What Donald Rumsfeld Left Behind

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Actress Lisa Banes attends the opening night gala world premiere of Gone Girl during the 52nd New York Film Festival in 2014. The Gone Girl and Cocktail actor has died after being injured in a hit-and-run accident in New York. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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The Twitter account @FacesofCOVID, says creator Alex Goldstein, helps people mourn. And as long as COVID-19 persists, he plans on running the account. Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption

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This Twitter Account Is Honoring COVID Victims, With 5,000 Obituaries And Counting

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