Karen DeCrow

 

 

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: civil rights activist and lawyer who had led the National Organization of Women (NOW) in the 1970's when she pressured government agencies and big corporations to hire more women and called on the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate gender discrimination.

 

 

Cause of Death: Melanoma

 

Born: December 18, 1937

 

Died: June 6, 2014

 

Location: Syracuse, New York