Yolande Fox

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Yolande Fox


Yolande Fox nee Betbeze (born 1929 in Mobile, Alabama) was Miss America in 1951 and a forerunner in the feminist movement.[1]

Personal Life

After the death of her husband, movie tycoon Matthew Fox, Yolande moved to Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Here she met and began a relationship with Cherif Guellal who had formerly been the Algerian ambassador to the United States. Guellal never married Fox, but they considered each other spouses, and he helped raise her daughter, Dolly Fox.[2]

IPS connection

Yolande Fox was a member of the Institute for Policy Studies 20th Anniversary celebrations committee which organized an April 5, 1983, reception at the National Building Museum attended by approximately 1,000 IPS staffers and former staff.[3]

Jamie Raskin Book Launch

On March 10, 2006, IPS member, Yolande Fox and former Algerian Ambassador, Cherif Guellal hosted a book launch for Jamin B. Raskin's most recent book entitled "Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court Versus the American People" at their home in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Among those in attendance were , Jamie's father and IPS-founder, Marcus Raskin; Jim Hudson; Carol Blitzer; Dennis Campbell; Hisham Khalid; Mark Plotkin; Ira Lowe; Michelle Carhart; Steve Wermiel; Former Senator Mike Gravel and his wife, Whitney Gravel; Owen Lombardi; Zeus Yiamouyhannis; Douglass McGray; Lisa Richards and David Toney.

Of the book, Barbara Ehrenreich has stated, "This brilliantly argued and meticulously researched book both alarms and inspires".[4]

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