Category Archives: Deaths

Death of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou died today.  Here is an excerpt from her obituary in the New York Times. Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in lyrical, unsparing … Continue reading

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Death of Karyn Washington

Karyn Washington, founder of the “For Brown Girls” website, has died at age 22.  For those who aren’t familiar with it, the purpose of the website is “to celebrate the beauty of dark skin while combating colorism and promoting self … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Penelope Pether 1958-2013

Villanova Law Professor Penelope (Penny) Pether died on September 10, 2013. Penelope Pether, 55, of Haverford, a law professor at Villanova University, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, of cancer at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Pether was a widely published legal scholar, specializing … Continue reading

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Death of Cardiss Collins, 1931-2012, Illinois Congressional Representative

The New York Times reports (here) today on the death of Cardiss Collins, “who reluctantly ran for a Chicago Congressional seat left vacant when her husband died in a plane crash and went on to become Illinois’s first black congresswoman, … Continue reading

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In Memory of Gary Munneke, 1947-2012

My Pace Law School colleague Gary Munneke died unexpectedly over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Here is an excerpt from the Law School’s announcement: Professor Munneke was a prolific speaker and writer, authoring law review and journal articles as well as chapters … Continue reading

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In Memory of Shulamith Firestone, 1945-2012

Feminist writer Shulamith Firestone, author of The Dialectic of Sex, died this month.  Here is an excerpt from her obituary published in the New York Times: Shulamith Firestone…was found dead on Tuesday in her apartment in the East Village neighborhood … Continue reading

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In Memory of Aaronette M. White, 1961-2012

Aaronette White (Psychology, UC Santa Cruz) died last week.  She was the author of Dr.  African Americans Doing Feminism: Putting Theory Into Everyday Practice (State University of New York Press, 2010) and Ain’t I a Feminist? African American Men Speak … Continue reading

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Contributions Welcome to Wikipedia Page in Memory and Honor of Ann Scales

From Rebecca Hunter (Harvard, Derek Bok Center), this information about a Wikipedia page in honor of Ann Scales: She was my sister Anne Hunter’s best friend at Wellesley and I met her several times on their adventures.  I have arranged … Continue reading

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In Memory of Ann Scales 1952-2012

From the University of Denver College of Law: University of Denver professor Ann C. Scales died June 24 in Denver Hospice, the result of a brain injury sustained following a fall in her home. She was 60. Scales came to … Continue reading

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In Memory of Ann Scales

Professor Ann Scales died on Sunday, June 24, 2012 after injuries sustained in an accident. May her memory be a blessing. At this time, plans for a memorial service are tentative.  I will post any information I receive. -Bridget Crawford

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Death of Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich died this afternoon.  Here is her preliminary obituary from the LA Times: Adrienne Rich, a pioneering feminist poet and essayist who challenged what she considered to be the myths of the American dream, has died. She was 82. … Continue reading

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In Memory of Jane Larson 1958-2011

Professor Jane Larson died December 24, 2011, at her home in Madison, Wisconsin. She was a noted feminist legal historian on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Law School. Colleagues around the country are expressing their shock and sorrow … Continue reading

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Remembering Paula E. Hyman, 1946-2011

Over at the Jewish Daily Forward, Deborah Dash Moore writes a moving remembrance of historian Paula Hyman, who died today.  Professor Hyman was the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History at Yale University and the author of The Jewish … Continue reading

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Death of Derrick Bell

The NYT obituary is here. May his memory be a blessing.  May he rest in peace. -Bridget Crawford

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Death of Sara Ruddick

Professor Sara Ruddick (Philosophy, New School) died last month.  Here is a portion of her obituary from the New York Times. Sara Ruddick, whose 1989 book, “Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace,” laid the groundwork for a feminist approach … Continue reading

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Geraldine Ferraro Dies at Age 75

The NYT has the story here. Ms. Ferraro was the first woman nominated by a major party as a Vice Presidential candidate.  She was Walter Mondale’s running mate in 1984. However flawed that campaign and candidacy, as a young teenager, I … Continue reading

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Irene Merker Rosenberg, 1939-2010

We have received the sad news of the passing of Professor Irene Merker Rosenberg, Royce R. Till Professor Emerita of Law at the University of Houston Law Center, on November 17, 2010. She was born in the Bronx, New York … Continue reading

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Margaret A. Berger, 1932-2010

Professor Margaret A. Berger (Brooklyn) died last week.  A member of the Brooklyn Law School faculty since 1973, Professor Berger  was an evidence law expert.  Her specialty was scientific evidence, especially DNA.  Margaret Berger attended Columbia Law School and had … Continue reading

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Suicide of Joseph Jefferson: No More Suicides; Shalom Now

Via The Advocate (here), news (from here) of another suicide by a young gay man. There is very unfortunate news today as yet another young gay man has taken his own life. Twenty-six-year-old Joseph Jefferson of Brooklyn, New York reportedly … Continue reading

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In Memory of Harry E. White, Jr.

Harry E. White, Jr., a former tax partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, died on July 23, 2010.  He was a friend and mentor.  Harry was one of the few people I have ever met who really, really … Continue reading

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The Examined Life at Age 8 or 98: Dorothy Height Rest in Peace

The New York Times reported today that Dorothy Height, Activist, Educator, Civil Rights Leader, and quintessential black feminist, has died at the age of 98. You can read the NYT obituary of Dorothy Height here. Miss Height (and she was … Continue reading

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