DEDICATED IN LOVING MEMORY OF

Name

Theodore Gaffney

Also known as

Date of Birth

00/00/1928

Date of Death 

00/00/2020

Last Resided in

Washington, D.C.

Obituary

Theodore was a passionate and courageous photographer who risked his life to document the 1961 Freedom Riders in one of the most tumultuous 48 hours in U.S. civil rights history. The descendant of enslaved people on a South Carolina plantation Theordore grew up i the nation's capital and became of the the first African Americans to take photos inside the White House and for the Washington Post. He lived a long life, which the coronavirus claimed at 92.

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