Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Obits and Memorials

NYTIMES.COM Video: Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

Remembering Dori J. Maynard, longtime champion of diversity (1958-2015); Memorial at Chapel of the Chimes on March 2

Remembering Garland Lee Thompson, Sr. (1938-2014); Memorial Set for February 14, 2015

Geoffrey Holder, Artist, Dancer, Choreographer, Two-Time Tony Award-winning Director and Costume Designer for The Wiz, Dies at 84; Son Pens Intimate Account of Last Days
Broadway to Dim Lights for Geoffrey Holder
Two-Time Tony Award-winning Actress Marian Seldes, Dies at 86

Frank Trenholm Lyman III
Remembering Frank Trenholm Lyman III, 1968-2014; Fund Established for The Lyman Children
Aug. 27: Frank Trenholm Lyman III Memorial Service at St. John’s Episcopal Church; Fund Established for The Lyman Children

Meshach Taylor
‘Designing Women’ Star Meshach Taylor, Veteran of Stage, Screen and TV, Dies at 67
July 6: Memorial Service for ‘Designing Women’ Star Meshach Taylor at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
Joe Mantegna, Delta Burke, Gerald McRaney, President Bill Clinton and More Remember Meshach Taylor

James Shigeta
Golden Globe Winner James Shigeta, Veteran of Film and TV, Dies at 85; Excerpts of 2007 A/P/A Institute Q & A with Sukhdev Sandhu

Ruby Dee
Sept. 21: Museum of the Moving Image Presents A Tribute to Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee, Actress and Activist, 1922 – 2014

Yuri Kochiyama
Remembering Civil Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama, 1921-2014
Multimedia: Ambassador Attalah Shabazz, Tomie Arai, Jamal Joseph, Janice Robinson, Soh Daiko, Taiyo Na and More Celebrate the Life of Yuri Kochiyama in New York

Fred Korematsu
Fred Korematsu, American Hero and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 86
Making the Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution Bill a Reality
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Signs Fred Korematsu Day Bill, Bill Establishes January 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution 
Reverend Jesse Jackson & Beau Sia slated for 1st Annual Fred Korematsu Day Celebration on 1/30/11 at UC Berkeley
Fred Korematsu Becomes First Asian American in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Civil Rights Exhibition
Historic Gathering of Civil Rights Heroes at Fred Korematsu Day Heroes Celebration in San Francisco on January 27, 2013

Beverly Umehara

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