In Memoriam

Edwin W. Turner (1913-2010)

Edwin W. Turner, the longtime director of athletics at Roosevelt University in Chicago, died from complications of dementia at an assisted living facility in Highland Park, Illinois. He was 96 years old.

Turner joined the Roosevelt faculty in 1948, just three years after the university opened. Turner coached many of the university’s sports teams including the golf team despite the fact that he was not able to accompany his athletes when they competed on courses that were closed to blacks.

Turner was a graduate of Texas College and held a master’s degree from DePaul University. He served as director of athletics until his retirement in 1981.

Charles Moore (1931-2010)

Charles Moore, the white photographer who covered the civil rights movement for Life magazine, has died in Alabama at the age of 79.

Moore was a native of Hackleburg, Alabama. After serving in the Marines, he used the GI Bill to study photography in California with the hope of becoming a fashion photographer. Instead he returned home in 1957 and took a job at the Montgomery Advertiser. Here he found himself in the midst of the civil rights movement, where he chronicled the protests led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1962 he joined the staff of Life magazine. His photographs of police brutality against civil rights protesters helped galvanize massive public support for King’s movement.