Former Green Party Dies

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Tuesday, July 17 2007 Jul 17, 2007 Tuesday, July 17, 2007 1:37:19 PM CDT July 17, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The head of the Missouri Green Party is dead. Family and party officials say Willie Marshall died Saturday from emphysema and heart problems. He was 65. Marshall was the Green Party candidate for St. Louis mayor in 2005 and received 21 percent of the vote against incumbent Democrat Francis Slay, who was re-elected. Party activists say Marshall recruited other blacks to the local party to the point that they have majority membership. They say he also brought a black perspective on police violence, prejudice, reparations and other issues. Marshall is survived by two sons, two daughters and 11 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a-m Saturday at Muhammad Academy.

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