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He Will Be Missed: Julius Lester

By January 18, 2018May 13th, 2021The Kerlan Blog

From Julius Lester’s Facebook page in the last half hour.

“Julius has passed peacefully, surrounded by family. The family is requesting privacy at this time as well as no emails, texts, or phone calls. Please respect this request. Feel free to use this space to express any sentiments. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.”

I will be posting some thoughts after I have gathered them.

Award-winning writer, distinguished academic and teacher, photographer, and musician Julius Lester poses for a portrait on November 29, 1966 in New York City, New York. This portrait was the cover image for Mr. Lester’s 1967 folk album. Departures, for Vanguard Records. (Photo by David Gahr/Getty Images) November 29, 1966


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  • Mark Ira Kaufman says:

    Thanks for posting this. He was the most interesting and inspiring man I ever met. כלל ישראל is diminished by his passing.

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