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Maggie Kuhn
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Educator
    (August 3, 1905-April 22, 1995)
    Died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Forced to retire from her teaching position with the Presbyterian Church at age 65 (1970)
    Founded The Gray Panthers - an organization that fights discrimination against the elderly (1971)
    Worked closely with young people under The Gray Panthers motto: 'Age and Youth In Action'
    Wrote the autobiography 'No Stone Unturned' (1991)
    Died of respiratory arrest at age 89
    She grew increasingly headstrong as she aged, stating: 'Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing a week.'
    Against advice from other Gray Panther members, she visited the radical Black Panthers group to get advice on aggressive activism techniques.
    She suggested to women that since they outlive men an average of eight years, they should 'turn to each other for sexual pleasure.'
    At times she had tunnel vision and believed that most of the elderly were treated like children even when strides were made to reverse this trend.
    She worked for the YWCA's United Service Organizations during World War II.
    She was ahead of her time when she taught classes on women's issues, social issues and sex education; dealing with topics such as birth control and the pleasures of sex.
    Stating that housing options for the age were nothing but 'glorified playpens,' she founded the Shared Housing Resources Center that places the elderly and young adults together to co-habitat and help one another.
    Her core belief was that 'old people constitute America's biggest untapped and undervalued human energy source.'

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