Philip Kgosana was born in 1936 and died on April 20, 2017. He was a leader of the Pan African Congress in South Africa. He was well known for leading a march on March 30, 1960, where over 30 000 protestors opposing the country’s pass laws marched from Langa to Cape Town, in one of ..
Chaïm Nissim was born on November 21, 1949, in Jerusalem, Israel and died on April 11, 2017. He was a Swiss activist, perpetrator of the rocket attack of 18 January 1982 on the Superphénix nuclear plant, and Green politician. He came from family of a Jewish banker. Nissim was raised and studied in Israel up ..
William Norman Grigg was born on February 4, 1963, in Burley, Idaho and died on April 12, 2017. He was an American author of many books from a constitutionalist perspective. Grigg was formerly a senior editor of The New American magazine, the official publication of the John Birch Society. He graduated from Utah State University, ..
David Peel was born David Michael Rosario on August 1, 1943, and died on April 6, 2017. He was a New York City-based musician who first recorded in the late 1960s with Harold Black, Billy Joe White, George Cori and Larry Adam performing as David Peel and The Lower East Side Band. Peels raw, acoustic ..
Amy Moritz Ridenour was born on November 9, 1959 and died on March 31, 2017. She was president of the National Center for Public Policy Research, a Washington, DC conservative think tank. She held this post since the organization’s founding in 1982 until her death. Amy wrote a syndicated op-ed column from 1997 and was ..
Évelyne Sullerot (née Hammel) was born on October 10, 1924, and died on March 31, 2017. She was a French feminist. Sullerot was a pro-abortion activist and the author of many feminist books. Évelyne Sullerot was raised in a Protestant family. Sullerot was the daughter of André Hammel and Georgette Roustain. Évelyne’s father, a doctor, ..
Darcus Howe was born on February 26, 1943 and died on April 1, 2017. He was a British broadcaster, writer, and civil liberties campaigner. Howe was originally from Trinidad, Howe arrived in England intending to study law. While he was there, Howe joined the British Black Panthers, a group named in sympathy with the eponymous ..
Gilbert Baker was born on June 2, 1951, in Chanute, Kansas and died on March 31, 2017. He was an American artist and gay rights activist. Baker was designed the rainbow flag in 1978. His flag became widely associated with LGBT rights causes, a symbol of pride that became ubiquitous in the decades since its ..
Beau Dick was born on November 23, 1955, and died on March 27, 2017. He was a Kwakwaka’wakw Northwest Coast art from Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada. He was born in Kingcome Inlet, a Kwakwaka’wakw village north of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Dick’s family moved to Vancouver, BC, when he was six years old. When ..
Roger Wilkins was born on March 25, 1932, in Kansas City, Missouri and died on March 26, 2017. He was an African-American civil rights leader, professor of history, and journalist. He grew up in Michigan. Wilkins was educated at Crispus Attucks Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri, then Creston High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ..