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Columbia lawyer and ‘reformed racist’ Turnipseed dies

A South Carolina lawyer who called himself "a reformed racist" after turning away from his segregationist past and toward civil rights died on Friday, his wife said. Tom Turnipseed, 83, died peacefully and without pain, his wife, Judy, said. She did not give a cause of death. Turnipseed was a frequent Democratic candidate for statewide office, losing ...

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