Rachel Corrie

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Birthday
10, 1979
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Mar 16, 2003 (23)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1979
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Mar 16, 2003 (23)

About

Remembered for her activism on behalf of a Palestinian organization known as the International Solidarity Movement, this young American woman died in the Gaza Strip while confronting an armored combat vehicle filled with members of the Israel Defense Forces.

Before Fame

While studying at The Evergreen State College, she worked for the Washington State Conservation Corps and joined an activist organization known as Olympians for Peace and Solidarity.

Trivia

Shortly before her death, she participated in a Middle Eastern protest against American military action in Iraq.

Family Life

She and her two older siblings grew up in Olympia, Washington as the children of Cindy and Craig Corrie.

Associated With

Journalist Katharine Viner and actor Alan Rickman created My Name is Rachel Corrie, a stage play inspired by Corrie's diary entries and emails.