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June Wing

June Wing

Just in front of Catt Hall, on the University of Iowa campus, lies a patio dubbed the “Plaza of Heroines.” Each brick in that plaza is engraved with the name of a great woman, and in section F, row 8, there is June Wing’s brick.

Long one of Baltimore’s most dedicated workers for peace and against nuclear proliferation, June Wing was educated at Oberlin College (to start) and respected by politicians and activists alike across the country.

She was a lifelong fighter for women’s rights, social and economic equality, a single-payer national health service, and peace. Toward those ends she involved herself in politics, including...