Maggie Kuhn (August 3, 1905 – April 22, 1995) was an American activist known for founding the Gray Panthers movement in August 1970, after being forced into retirement by the Presbyterian Church. The Gray Panthers became known for advocating nursing home reform and fighting ageism, claiming that "old people and women constitute America's biggest untapped and undervalued human energy source." She also dedicated her life to fighting for human rights, social and economic justice, global peace, integration, and an understanding of mental health issues. For decades she combined her activism with caring for her disabled mother and a brother who suffered from mental illness.
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... killed and robbed of $309 after cashing a check, Kuhn enlisted the help of Ralph Nader who set up a meeting with the president of the First Pennsylvanian Bank ... Kuhn believed that teens should be taken more seriously and given more responsibility by society ... Kuhn implicated the American lifestyle for treating the old as problems of society and not as persons experiencing the problems created by society ...
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“Men and women approaching retirement age should be recycled for public service work, and their companies should foot the bill. We can no longer afford to scrap-pile people.”
—Maggie Kuhn (b. 1905)
“In a sense that I am unable to explicate further, the proponents of competing paradigms practice their trades in different worlds.”
—Thomas S. Kuhn (1922)