Sunday, February 8, 2009


February 2: Flora Crater, Women's Rights Activist, Dies
The Richmond-Times Dispatch reports: "Flora M. Trimmer Crater, the founder of the state's first chapter of the National Organization for Women and a leader in Virginia's campaign for equal rights, died today at her daughter's home in Delaware. She was 94....In 1997, the Virginia General Assembly honored Mrs. Crater with a resolution commending her for her lifetime of work empowering women and minorities. Among her efforts was a group called Crater's Raiders that she led in 1972 to lobby Congress to pass the Equal Rights Amendment."

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