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RIP Hugh Hefner

2017-09-28 03:54:31.479094+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Hugh Hefner, visionary editor who created Playboy magazine, dies at 91

While we're looking at the amazing ways that Hefner helped change society, a footnote in How Dick Gregory Forced The FBI To Find The Bodies Of Three Civil Rights Workers Slain In Mississippi:

The comedian wasn’t able to get the full $100,000 but he was able to get $25,000 thanks to a phone call to Hugh Hefner. “Hefner understood what those rednecks didn’t: that things had changed,” he told British GQ in 2011. That you could no longer argue that you’d ‘killed three Jews’. Or ‘killed three blacks’. What you’d done was, you’d killed three fellow human beings.”

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#Comment Re: RIP Hugh Hefner made: 2017-09-28 16:23:25.682102+00 by: Dan Lyke

Guardian obit mentions the work on Griswold v. Connecticut[Wiki] and similar cases, and on Roe v. Wade[Wiki].

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