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Community Pulse - September 30, 2011

Former school board member Aggie Robinson dies

Longtime advocate for women's rights and social justice dies at 92

Agnes Robinson, universally known as "Aggie" during a lifetime dedicated to progressive activism, died early Tuesday, Sept. 27, at her residence at Palo Alto Commons. She would have been 93 Oct. 2.

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Posted by Mark Weiss, a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 30, 2011 at 10:32 am

The Robinsons also lived at 433 Kingsley which is a famous site because it was where Gertrude Stein's siblings had their famous collection of Matisse paintings.
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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 3, 2011 at 4:56 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

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Posted by Mandy Lowell, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 3, 2011 at 11:16 am

In the times I spoke with Aggie, she was a thoughtful and engaging woman. Long after she left the school board, she continued to care about the Palo Alto Unified schools and students. She truly understood how essential quality public schools were to the nature of our community, and how important quality public schools are to opportunities for all students to succeed. She did very good things with her time.

Posted by Jane, a resident of University South
on Oct 4, 2011 at 11:43 pm

It was a great privilege to have Aggie as a friend. She was a wise, caring, giving individual who was a treasure in this community. The article does not mention that when she ran for school board, the then-local newspaper did not endorse her. That was a big deal because we had one all-important paper which we all relied on.

Aggie won, and won big, just on the basis of who she was.

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