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Margaret Mead Speaks at First Earth Day

On April 22, 1970, noted anthropologist and outspoken environmentalist Margaret Mead inaugurates the first Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the world's environmental problems.

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  • Margaret Mead Speaks at First Earth Day
    Margaret Mead Speaks at First Earth Day

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    On April 22, 1970, noted anthropologist and outspoken environmentalist Margaret Mead inaugurates the first Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the world's environmental problems.

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