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Harlem Civil Rights Pioneer Rev. Eugene Callender Dead At 87

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Pastor and civil rights pioneer Reverend Eugene Callender has died.

He passed away Saturday in Manhattan.

Callender moved to Harlem in the 1950s and established a drug rehab center which was the first of its kind.

He later started a series of educational programs for under-privileged youth which he called "street academics".

Callender worked as director of the New York Urban League.

He was also administrator of the New York City Housing and Development Administration under Mayor John Lindsay.

Eugene Callender was 87 years old.

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