Summary: former biochemist and co-founder of the Newport Folk Festival credited with helping to fuel the 1960's folk revival who was a founder of the New York Coalition of 100 Black Women, an organization that works to promote gender equity, and participated in several scholarship programs and numerous other charitable endeavors.
Cause of Death: Cancer
Born: October 21, 1928
Died: August 15, 2005
Location: New York City, New York