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Ellsworth J. Davis, The Washington Post’s first African-American photographer, dies

Ellsworth J. Davis, who was the first African American photographer hired by The Washington Post and who contributed to the newspaper’s coverage of history-making and daily life in the capital for three decades, died Aug. 14 at his home in the District. He was 86.

His daughter, Shana Davis, confirmed his death and said she did not yet know the cause.

Read The Washington Post's obituary by Emily Langer (@EmilyLangerWP) here.

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