Harris Wofford, a lifelong Democrat who worked alongside the leaders of the party, died Monday in Washington, D.C., after suffering a fall on Saturday. He was 92. Wofford served in World War II, and soon went on to a life of civil rights activism. He was one of the first white students to graduate from the historically black Howard University Law School, and later marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama. He worked on former President John F. Kennedy's campaign, compelling him to meet with King. Wofford spent years as Kennedy's special assistant for civil rights, then left to help found the Peace Corps. He was appointed to a Senate seat in Pennsylvania in 1991.
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