Dick Powers, a Globe editor, part of staff that won Pulitzer
On the way to his job on the Globe’s metro desk one day in the mid-1970s, Dick Powers asked his wife, Doris, to stop their car on the Southeast Expressway as she drove him to work. Demonstrators blocked the Globe’s front entrance, protesting the newspaper’s reporting and editorials on court-ordered busing to end school segregation. As she watched, he vaulted over the guard rail along the expressway and scaled a fence to get to the rear entrance of the Globe, where he was part of the staff that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for meritorious public service in 1975 for its coverage of school desegregation. Mr. Powers, who spent 35 years at the Globe, died Nov. 8. He was 77.