Gloria Richardson, Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies at 99
Richardson was the first woman to lead a prolonged grassroots civil rights movement outside the Deep South.
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gloria Richardson, an influential yet largely unsung civil rights pioneer whose determination not to back down while protesting racial inequality was captured in a photograph as she pushed away the bayonet of a National Guardsman, has died. She was 99. Tya Young, her granddaughter, said Richardson died in her sleep Thursday in New York City and had not been ill. Young said while her grandmother was at the forefront of the…