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Rita Hester

Rita Hester

Transgender African American woman, murder victim
Rita Hester
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Intro Transgender African American woman, murder victim
Was Victim
From United States of America
Gender female
Birth 1 January 1964
Death 28 November 1998, Boston (aged 34 years)
Peoplepill ID rita-hester
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Biography

Rita Hester (30 November 1963 - 28 November 1998) was a transgender African American woman who was murdered in Allston, Massachusetts on November 28, 1998. In response to her murder, an outpouring of the Black community's grief and anger led to a candlelight vigil held the following Friday (December 4) in which about 250 people participated. Her death also inspired the "Remembering Our Dead" web project and the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Gwendolyn Ann Smith founded the Transgender Day of Remembrance in 1999.

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