Saturday, February 04, 2006

Feminist Author Betty Friedan Dies at 85
Betty Friedan, whose birthday was today died in her home of congestive heart failure. Friedan, a Peoria native(like myself) spoke at my college commencement back in 1991.

She is known today as one of the many women that fueled the modern feminist movement.

Two trailblazers from my hometown have passed away in the last two months (Richard Pryor died in December). Just a reminder for me to get busy and do something with my life.

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