Virna Canson

 

 

Age: 81

 

Summary: civil rights activist who was head of the west coast NAACP from 1974 to 1988, and who helped rebuild Watts after the 1965 riots and helped get the Bakke case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976.

 

 

Cause of Death: Kidney cancer

 

Born: June 10, 1921

 

Died: April 14, 2003

 

Location: Sacramento, California