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Madalyn Murray O'Hair


An Austin rebel, for sure. MMO'H was one of the most hated figures in town back in the "peaceful" hippie days. She could be counted on for regularly protesting at political events, and therefore appearing on the news that night. I recall that when she got ill and passed on, her son carried the torch here in town as best he could. This movement was what defined "Austin Anarchy" for many, many years and actually seemed like a local thing. I suppose that it took Phil Tolstead's arrest at Raul's to define the next phase of that.


Well, sort of...

I spent several months working part time for Ms O'Hair, organising her books. I at least managed to get a card created for each of her many books, but never did get it properly organised!

That was, I think, the early months of 1970?