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Feminist and Civil Rights Champion Florynce Kennedy Dies

Florynce Kennedy, feminist pioneer and lifelong women’s rights and abortion rights activist, died last week at the age of 84. Kennedy began her fight for women’s rights when she applied to Columbia Law School and was denied admission, not because she was black, but because she was a woman. Under the threat of a lawsuit, Kennedy was admitted. After practicing law, Kennedy turned to political activism, founding the Media Workshop in 1966 to fight racism in journalism and advertising. She also founded the National Women’s Political Caucus, started the Feminist Party and vigilantly fought for abortion rights in New York State. Kennedy is survived by three sisters.

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New York Times _ December 23, 2000