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Activist Diana Roosevelt Jaicks Dies at 71

Diana Roosevelt Jaicks, social activist and niece of Eleanor Roosevelt, died of colon cancer last Saturday.

Jaicks accomplishments include preventing the demolition of low-income housing while serving as co-chair of the NAACP’s urban renewal committee, being incarcerated for civil disobedience six times during the Vietnam War, and being a member of the board of directors at the Haight-Ashbury Food Program for the poor. She also worked for labor organization and picketed in San Francisco against discriminatory hiring policies.

Sources:

Nando.net - July 7, 1998]