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Gloster B. Current

July 10, 1997

NEW YORK (AP) _ Gloster B. Current, a retired deputy executive director of the NAACP, died of leukemia and pneumonia. He was 84.

Current worked with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for more than 60 years, starting with its youth council in Detroit.

He retired in 1978 as administrator and deputy executive director and later served two terms on its board of directors.

An ordained Methodist minister, Current was the last person to talk to Medgar Evers before his assassination in 1963 in Mississippi.

Evers was the state’s first black NAACP field secretary and Current was working there as a field administrator.


Suzanne Szasz

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) _ Suzanne Szasz, a photographer known for candid pictures of children and family life, died on July 3 at age 81.

Szasz started taking pictures in New York in 1947 while working as a counselor at a children’s summer camp.

After winning a cover competition of Ladies Home Journal, she free-lanced for magazines such as Life, Look, Parents, Good Housekeeping, McCalls and Family Circle.

Her work has been exhibited at various galleries and was included in Edward Steichen’s landmark ``The Family of Man″ show at the Museum of Modern Art.

Her books include ``Photographing Children,″ ``Sisters, Brothers and Others″ with Elizabeth Taleporos, and ``The Silent Language of Children.″

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