Fallen Heroes of 2014

Hundreds of social justice advocates and organizers passed away in 2014, leaving their work behind as their legacy, but often also leaving an irreplaceable hole in their movements. On today’s edition of Making Contact, we honor and revisit the lives of just a few of those fallen heroes who passed away this year.

Featuring: Chokwe Lumumba, former mayor of Jackson MS; Morgan Powell, Bronx River Sankofa founder; Charity Hicks, Detroit People’s Water Board co-founder; Darby Tillis, death penalty opponent, Yuri Kochayama, civil rights activist; Ted Gullickson, San Francisco Tenants Union director; George Carter; Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools participant; Leslie Feinberg, author of Stone Butch Blues, Eddie Ellis, prison reform advocate; Mark Naison, Fordham University African-American history professor; Lila Cabbil, Rosa Parks Institute president emeritus; Diane Fujino, author of Heartbeat of Struggle, the revolutionary life of Yuri Kochiyama; Taiyo Na, author; Randy Shaw, Tenderloin Housing Clinic executive director; Qasim Davis, Kids rethink New Orleans Schools project manager; Perry Cobb, Darby Tillis co-defendant; Dr. Divine Pryor, executive Director of the center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions.

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