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Charles Black, Jr.

Age: 85

constitutional law expert and professor who helped to write the legal brief for 10-year-old Linda Brown, the plaintiff in the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education. Black's book, Impeachment: A Handbook, was widely referenced during the Watergate scandal and again in 1999 during President Clinton's impeachment.

Died: Manhattan, May 5, 2001

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