American civil rights activistDied when: 86 years 282 days (1041 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Patricia Murphy ("Patt") Derian (August 12, 1929 – May 20, 2016) was an American civil rights and human rights activist, who fought racism in Mississippi and went on to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs from 1977 to 1981.
She was, remembered The Times of London, "a courageous champion of civil rights who took on some of the world's most brutal dictators in her role as a senior American diplomat."
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