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It Has Been A Rough Year

I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome.  I wish ...


The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins

The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.   http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp other-2-prayer-re ml


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Sonia Fuentes

1928 Sarasota, FL

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Sonia Pressman Fuentes:
A child who emigrated from Nazi Germany, arriving in New York with her parents and brother in 1934
First woman attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Co-founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and Federally Employed Women (FEW)
Speaker on women's rights issues before audiences in the U.S., Europe and Asia
Featured in the Gallery of Prominent Refugees established by the U. N. High Commissioner for Refugees in 2000
One of five women inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame for the year 2000 - Click here for photo
Included in What Happened to the Children Who Fled Nazi Persecution (2006), Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 (2006) and Women of Achievement in Maryland History (2002).
Author of the memoir: Eat First -- You Don't Know What They'll Give You, The Adventures of an Immigrant Family and Their Feminist Daughter

Sonia Fuentes

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May 30, 1928

City of Birth
Berlin, Germany


City (most recent)
Sarasota, FL

Writer, Speaker, Founder NOW, Attorney