Jul
23
2010

Mary Shepard, Longstanding FAIR Activist With a Passion for Justice

FAIR founder Jeff Cohen writes a tribute to Mary Reed Shepard, one of FAIR's longest-serving and most effective local activists. I met Mary Shepard, an incredibly energeticactivist and media critic from Minneapolis/St. Paul, when she was young–about 70-years-young. "If we had a Mary Shepard in everycity," I thought, "we'd be on the verge of (nonviolent) revolution." Mary passed away peacefully Saturday; she was 91. Born into privilege, she worked 24/7 fordecades for a redistribution of wealth and power away from traditional economic elites-â┚¬“which is what should happen in well-functioning democracies. In the early years of FAIR, she was a huge […]