Oct. 16, 1922 Charleston Kanawha County West Virginia, USA
Apr. 24, 2001 Scottsdale Maricopa County Arizona, USA
He was a minister and civil rights leader whose relentless crusade for U.S. divestiture from South Africa helped put an end to the policy of apartheid. His honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, and 50 honorary degrees. PBS produced a documentary on his life entitled "A Principled Man."