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Professor Mark Sawyer remembered for mentorship, self-expression
April 5, 2017

Mark Sawyer spoke Spanish with a Cuban accent, despite growing up in the United States. While leading study abroad programs in San Juan, Puerto Rico, locals would call him “El Cubano.”

Sawyer, a political science and African American studies professor known for his work on race relations in Cuba, died March 26 in Los Angeles. He was 45.