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Obituary: Miriam Glazer '44

Miriam Reed Eisenberg Glazer, teacher and activist, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 20th at a nursing facility in Bedford, Massachusetts. She was 90 years old. She had been a longtime resident of Briarcliff Manor and Ossining, NY. She is survived by her sons, Peter Reed Glazer, of Oakland, California, and John Prescott Glazer (Diana Wasserman), of Lincoln, Massachusetts, two granddaughters, Lisa Ariel Glazer (Christopher Vecsey) and Rebecca Margaret Glazer, and a great granddaughter, Ellaria May Vecsey. She was divorced from her husband, Tom Glazer, the celebrated American folksinger, who died in 2003. A sister, Ruth Eisenberg, died in 1948. Born in Valparaiso, Indiana to Ephraim Eisenberg and Della Reed Prescott, Mimi grew up in Newark, New Jersey and Maine. She graduated from Antioch College, where she founded and led the Race Relations Committee, which encouraged the administration to integrate the then all white college. As a result of the committee's efforts, Antioch recruited and provided scholarships for students of color. One of the first to come to Antioch was Coretta Scott, who later married Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mimi also worked with other students from Antioch and Wilberforce University to integrate movie theaters in and around Yellow Springs, Ohio. After graduation she worked with the National CIO War Relief Committee. Mimi was a teacher of reading and worked for many years at the Abbott School in Irvington, New York. After she retired she taught reading at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. Mimi's former companion was Eliot Stark of Croton, NY, deceased. Memorial contributions may be made to the ACLU Foundation, by mail, in the name of the Miriam Glazer Voting Rights Fund.