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Happy birthday, Ruth First (May 4, 1925 – Aug. 17, 1982)! ‪#‎Communist‬. ‪#‎Feminist‬. Anti-apartheid activist. Journalist. Editor. Member of the Communist Party of South Africa. Author of “117 Days: An Account of Confinement and Interrogation Under the South African 90-Day Detention Law” (1965). Assassinated by letter bomb, sent to her by the South African Police while she was in exile in Mozambique. Born in Johannesburg. Died in Maputo, Mozambique.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes/Martyrs Series.

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Happy birthday, Jane Jacobs (May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006)! Journalist. Anti-war activist. Author of the best-selling and influential book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” (1961). As a female writer in the field of urban planning, Jacobs endured much scorn from the men who dominated the field. We can thank Jane and her fellow Greenwich Village activists for the survival of Washington Square Park. The evil “city…

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