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D'Army Bailey, Civil Rights Leader and Renaissance Man, Dies at 73


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D'Army Bailey, Civil Rights Leader and Renaissance Man, Dies at 73

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

D'Army Bailey, a civil rights activist, judge, author, and actor who founded the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, died on Sunday. He was 73.

His wife, Adrienne Bailey, said her husband passed away after a long illness, surrounded by family at Methodist hospital in Memphis.

"Judge Bailey's passing is a tremendous loss to this community," Memphis Mayor A C Wharton said in a statement. "My condolences to his family and many friends and colleagues."