Alexa McDonough, a trailblazer for women in politics dead at 77

Alexa McDonough, whose leadership of the Nova Scotia NDP in 1980 made her the first woman to lead a major political party in Canada, has died at the age of 77.  McDonough, who also became the leader of the federal New Democratic Party in 1995, died at a care home in Halifax on Saturday after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, her family said. Known affectionately as simply Alexa, McDonough changed the face of politics in Canada and paved the way for other women to take their places at the pinnacles of political power. She was an inspiration to generations

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Martin Luther King Jr. January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. He led an American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. He was the son of early civil rights activist and minister Martin Luther King Sr. King advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma

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