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George E. Curry, a journalist, civil rights activist and publisher whose syndicated column ran in hundreds of black-owned newspapers around the United States, has died.Curry's syndicated column was carried in more than 200 African American-owned newspapers, and he served two stints as editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a news service for black papers.A native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Curry graduated from Knoxville College in Tennessee, where he edited the school paper and played football. He worked as a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sports Illustrated and the Chicago Tribune.
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