Florence Mars

 

 

Age: 83

 

Summary: author whose book about the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers won praise from many but made her the target of the Ku Klux Klan.

 

 

Cause of Death: Bell's palsy and diabetes

 

Born: January 1, 1923

 

Died: April 23, 2006

 

Location: Jackson, Mississippi