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on the radar: Remembering Great Women


2.23.06 | In the past year, we've lost several truly remarkable leaders. Here are the Ms. Magazine and MsMagazine.com tributes to these inspiring figures.


Three photos of Friedan
BETTY FRIEDAN (1921 - 2006)

Feminist Daily News Obituary

Remembrance by Eleanor Smeal, former NOW president and publisher of Ms., on her blog The Smeal Report

Remembrance by Katherine Spillar, executive editor of Ms., with recollections and comments from Ms. community members

 

 


Coretta Scott KingCORETTA SCOTT KING (1927 - 2006)

Feminist Daily News Obituary

Personal Reflections by Eleanor Smeal, at The Smeal Report blog

A Prayer for Coretta Scott King, submitted by a Ms. community member

photo: The King Center

 


MOLLY YARD (1912 - 2005)

Molly Yard at podiumFeminist Daily News Obituary

A Remembrance by Eleanor Smeal, at The Smeal Report blog

Read "The Booming Voice of Molly Yard," by Jeanne K. C. Clark in the winter 2006 issue of Ms., on newsstands now

 


Rosa ParksROSA PARKS (1913 - 2005)

Feminist Daily News Obituary

First woman to lie in state in the US Capitol Rotunda

 

photo: AP archives

 


Chisholm during her campaignSHIRLEY CHISHOLM (1924 - 2005)

 

Feminist Daily News Obituary

Obituary from the archives of ms.musings, a Ms. Magazine blog

photo: Arlie Scott for PBS's POV series

 

 


WENDY WASSERSTEIN (1950 - 2006)

Feminist Daily News Obituary

Personal Reflections on the Life of Wendy Wasserstein, by Cynthia Samuels

 

 

 


C. DeLores TuckerC. DeLORES TUCKER (1927 - 2005)

Feminist Daily News Obituary

 

photo: The National Congress of Black Women