Maggie Kuhn


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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 ... more »

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  • ''By the year 2020, the year of perfect vision, the old will outnumber the young.''
    Maggie Kuhn (b. 1905), U.S. senior rights activist. As quoted in The Great Divide, book 2, section 6, by Studs Terkel (1988). Kuhn was the grand c...
  • ''People who have had power, when they become powerless, are really tragic.... We just allow ourselves to be conditioned by a society so we become as important as we're supposed to be.''
    Maggie Kuhn (b. 1905), U.S. senior rights activist. As quoted in The Great Divide, book 2, section 6, by Studs Terkel (1988). Kuhn was the grand c...
  • ''Being sixty-five ... became a crossroads. We said, We have nothing to lose, so we can raise hell.''
    Maggie Kuhn (b. 1905), U.S. senior rights activist. As quoted in The Great Divide, book 2, section 6, by Studs Terkel (1988). On the effect of for...
  • ''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), U.S. civil rights activist, author. "Gray Panthers Versus Ageism," Ms. (New York, July 1973).
  • ''Old age is not a disease—it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.''
    Maggie Kuhn (b. 1905), U.S. civil rights activist, author. quoted in New Age (Feb. 1979).
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