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USA Today Remembers Aretha Franklin One Year After Her Passing

“One year after Aretha Franklin’s death, her legacy is very much alive – in her hometown and beyond. Franklin’s passing on Aug. 16, 2018, cast the world’s spotlight onto Detroit, where a three-day visitation drew thousands of mourners and a nine-hour funeral welcomed a host of dignitaries and high-profile entertainers.” – USA Today

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Aretha Franklin Fund for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research

As many of you know, tomorrow, August 16th is the one-year anniversary of Aretha Franklin’s passing. Here’s a story we waited a year to do to bring more attention to pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer and the Aretha Franklin Fund for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research. Thank you Jeff Karoub, Nekesa Moody, Michael Householder and Mesfin Fekadu of the Associated Press for giving this story the focus it deserves.

Aretha Franklin Won 18 GRAMMY Awards

During the span of her career, the Queen of Soul received 44 GRAMMY nominations, won 18 GRAMMY awards, and has five recordings in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame: “Respect,” “Chain Of Fools,” “Amazing Grace,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You).”

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Aretha Franklin Held 13 Honorary Doctorate Degrees

As one of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music, Aretha held 13 honorary doctorate degrees from various universities including Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, and the Berklee College of Music.

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