Photo Courtesy Chicago Sun Times
Photo Courtesy Chicago Sun Times

Lerone Bennett Jr., a prolific chronicler of black life, has died. He was 89.  

Bennett was a former executive editor of Ebony Magazine, the publication that for generations was perhaps the definitive journal chronicling the personalities, social movements and cultural achievements of black America.

The death was confirmed by the A.A. Raynor & Sons funeral home in Chicago.

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