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John Payton Left a Lasting Mark

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

John Payton, who died on March 22 at the age of 65, had an infectious optimism and confidence that made all good things not simply possible but probable. As the leader of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc., John reset the odds in the fight for equality.

Read the full tribute on TheRoot.com