Legal Momentum is greatly saddened at the passing of NBC, PBS, Washington Post, and New York Times journalist extraordinaire Gwen Ifill. She was a role model to countless women, and a trailblazer. She was the first African-American woman to host a major political talk show when she headed Washington Week in Review, and with Judy Woodruff was one of the PBS NewsHour’s first female co-anchors.
Spotlight; In Memoriam
We are deeply saddened by the passing on May 17 of Ralph Knowles, our friend and board member from 1995–2014, and honorary board member since 2014. At various times during his board tenure he served as Vice Chair, Vice Chair and General Counsel, and First Vice Chair. He was particularly active in referring Legal Momentum clients to lawyers in Georgia and in support of Legal Momentum’s Family Initiative Program. Ralph also served on the national Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union and its state affiliates in Georgia and Alabama, the chapter he helped found.
Legal Momentum remembers with admiration, respect, and love Judge Judith S. Kaye, the first woman to serve on New York State’s highest court, the New York Court of Appeals, and the first woman to serve as that court’s Chief Judge. She died of cancer on January 6, 2016, at age 77.