Pioneering Black Louisville journalist Mervin Aubespin dead at 86


Mervin Aubespin, one of The Courier Journal's first Black reporters, who dedicated his life to documenting local Black history, has died.

Aubespin died June 26 at the age of 86. He was living in Southern California.

From talks with Nelson Mandela early in his South African presidency, high school classes with a teenage Muhammed Ali and reports on the frontlines of racial protests in the 1960s, Aubespin recorded key landmark events in history by living it.

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