Esther Cooper Jackson: As a Voice for Racial Equality in the 1940s, She Was Part of the Vanguard of the Civil Rights Revolution

From a New York Times obit by Sam Roberts headlined “Esther Cooper Jackson, Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies at 105”:

Esther Cooper Jackson, whose voice for racial equality in the 1940s would elevate her into the vanguard of the civil rights revolution of the mid-20th century, died in Boston on Aug. 23, two days after her 105th birthday.

Her death, in an assisted living community, was confirmed by her daughter Kathryn Jackson. She had moved from Brooklyn to Massachusetts in 2015.