Nancy Kurshan

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According to Wikipedia, Nancy Sarah Kurshan is an American activist, raised as a "red diaper baby", and best known for being a founder of the Youth International Party . She was a participant in the civil rights and peace movements as far back as high school. During her college years in Madison, Wisconsin, she was a member of Friends of SNCC and CORE, and participated in the first demonstration against the Vietnam War in Washington, DC in April 1965. She then began to pursue a Ph.D. in psychology at UC Berkeley where she met Jerry Rubin. She dropped out to join Rubin in New York where they worked for the Mobe on the 1967 demo to shut down the Pentagon.

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