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Peggy Cooper?Cafritz, grande dame of the Washington arts and education scene, dies at 70

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Peggy Cooper Cafritz, a doyenne of Washington arts and education, who tried to mend many of the city’s social and racial wounds, created one of the nation’s leading arts-intensive high schools, and capped her civic involvement with a divisive six-year tenure as D.C. school board president, died Feb. 18 at a hospital in Washington.

Sam Bloch, WWII resistance fighter and guardian of survivors’ memory, dies at 93. Kent Cooper, architect who worked on Vietnam and Korean War memorials, dies at 91. Lerone Bennett Jr., journalist and historian of African American life, dies at 89

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