Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Pioneering Black Feminist, Has Died At Age 84
Hughes “organized a multiracial cooperative daycare center.”
December 12, 2022 at 3:20 am
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.