Popular American Black Feminist and Activist, recently Died. According to the offical report Dorothy Pitman Hughes death on Dec, 01/12 in Tampa, Florida, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law,Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Gloria Steinem, a journalist and activist on social-political issues, has been her companion throughout the United States.
Both of them appeared together during the 1970s second-wave feminist movement. The shocking news that Hughes has died is being spread on the internet. People are sharing her story on the internet with hashtags, spreading it like wildfire. In this article we will share information about her death and her cause of passing.
Dorothy Pitman Hughes Death And Wiki
She was born on October 2, 1938 in Lumpkin, Georgia. Her family believed she was a victim of the Ku Klux Klan as a child. She committed herself to activism at an early age. She worked with Martin Luther King Jr., and later, Malcolm X. She also started a daycare center for women and children in Harlem.
She co-founded New York City Agency for Child Development and the New York City Shelter for Battered Women. In Manhattan’s West Side, she also founded a community center to offer job training daycare, advocacy training and many other services to families. She believes in education and knowledge sharing among children and women.
Hughes was helped by Steinem, a journalist and activist. They met at the West 80th Street Childcare Center where they formed an incredible partnership. Hughes was touring the country in 1970 during a time when feminist thought was predominantly white and middle-class. Steinem acknowledged Hughes’ help and stated that Dorothy made it easier for her to speak in public.
In an iconic photograph of that era taken in October 1971, they can be seen raising their arms together. This photo is on display at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.
She was also a part the civil rights movement in the 1960s and worked alongside Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. In the 1980s, she moved to Harlem where she opened Harlem’s first office supply. This was a unique stationery store at the time, and it was managed by a black woman.
After some time, she was forced to close the store as a staples shop opened near her during President Bill Clinton’s Upper Manhattan Empowerment zone program. Dorothy, who was 84 years of age at the time of her death, died on 1 December 2022. She was living with Delethia Ridley-Malmsten, her daughter. Her last breath was at her home. According to her daughter, she died from old age. We will forever remember her in our collective memories.
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