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Ann Cotton Levinger

Levinger—Ann Cotton Levinger, 86, on June 21, 2017, in Amherst, Mass., with her family around her, serenaded by her husband, George, singing “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” Ann was born on January 21, 1931, in Laurel, Miss., to Marjorie and William Cotton. In the Jim Crow South, she learned to treat others with empathy and respect from the role models around her: her parents, her African American nannies, and her Presbyterian Sunday School teachers. She said of her childhood’s segregated society that each dissolving boundary seemed like a spiritual breakthrough. At University of🔒

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