Jean Benson Wilkinson

 

 

Age: 96

 

Summary: retired schoolteacher and civil rights pioneer who became one of the first Los Angeles public school teachers to be fired for refusing to cooperate with McCarthy-era investigators during the Red Scare of the early 1950's.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from surgery

 

Born: November 24, 1914

 

Died: December 28, 2010

 

Location: Berkeley, California