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Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Pioneering Black Feminist, Has Died At Age 84

Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a pioneering Black feminist, has died at age 84. Hughes, who is also remembered as a tireless child welfare advocate and lifelong community activist, died on Dec. 1 in Tampa, Florida, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, the Associated Press reports.

According to Hughes’ daughter, Delethia Ridley Malmsten, the beloved activist died due to old age.

Hughes “passed away peacefully … at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Delethia and Jonas Malmsten,” the Sconiers Funeral Home in Columbus, Georgia stated in an obituary.

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