Aileen Hernandez


Aileen Clarke Hernandez born Brooklyn, NY May 23, 1926. Civil rights leader; feminist. Second national president of National Organization of Women, 1970-71; Nobel Prize nominee, 2005.


"My comments to the thousands of persons at the peace march [the 1971 Another Mother for Peace march in Los Angeles] were directed not just against the Vietnam War, but against all war, against the masculine mystique which glorifies violence as a solution to problems, and against the vast diverting of American energies and resources from socially needed programs into social destructive wars." (; photo Race, Poverty, Environment)