October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
1. Married to Beatles member Paul McCartney American musician, photographer and animal rights activist Linda McCartney died of breast cancer at the age of 57.
2. Shirley Graham Du Bois an award winning author, playwright, composer, and activist for African Americans died of breast cancer on March 27, 1977 at the age of 80 in China. She was married to the civil rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois
3. June Jordan was a Caribbean American poet and activist especially known for her contributions to the feminist theory. She died of breast cancer at the age of 65.
4. Margaret Walker was an American poet and writer known for her award-winning poem “For My People” and book “Jubilee”. She died of breast cancer in 1998 at the age of 83.