The Passing of Icons 

Minerva Johnican’s death, like that of Otis Higgs, turns the page on an era of local history.

It's Otis Higgs one month, Minerva Johnican the next. And one hears dark rumors of serious illnesses affecting one or two other African-American eminences who are still with us. A page in history is turning and a glorious one it was. The…

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