The Nation: Gray Panthers

The First Pennsylvania Bank of Philadelphia was the recent object of a determined protest. Demonstrators descended on its president demanding free checking accounts and no-charge money orders for members of their minority. The answer was no, and the protesters said that they plan sit-ins.

Blacks? Chicanos? Women's Liberationists? Nope. Old folks. The latest protest group making waves is a doughty band called the Gray Panthers, founded in Philadelphia by a curt, spry lady named Margaret Kuhn, 67, who definitely does not weave scatter rugs or play shuffleboard. She and five chums, all retired...

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