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December 12, 2022

Ms. Foundation on the Passing of Dorothy Pitman Hughes

NEW YORK (December 12, 2022) – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in response to the passing of Dorothy Pitman Hughes: 

“The Ms. Foundation for Women is deeply saddened by the loss of Dorothy Pitman Hughes. Dorothy was a transformational civil rights leader, community activist, and trailblazing feminist who challenged the movement to be more inclusive. As a Black feminist, she had a profound understanding of the ways in which societal issues intersect with one another and fought for long term, systemic solutions to address inequality. Dorothy was a dear friend of the Ms. Foundation and we are so grateful for her contributions to the feminist movement. We are thinking of her loved ones during this time and extend sincere condolences to her friends and family.” 


For over 45 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has worked to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all. The Ms. Foundation invests in, and strengthens the capacity of women led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural, and economic change in the lives of women. With equity and inclusion as the cornerstones of true democracy, the Ms. Foundation works to create a world in which the worth and dignity of every person are valued, and power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age.