The VFA Pioneer Histories Project
The activists of the Second Wave feminist movement literally changed the world. From 1965 to 1982, thousands of women (and men) took actions that made our country more equitable for women. Some of their stories are well known. Many of their stories have never been told. The VFA Pioneer Histories Project is the personal history of the Second Wave women’s movement – one story at a time. Just click on the photo or name of any of the feminists below to read and listen to their stories. SEE OUR LATEST INTERVIEWEES HERE.
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Feminists Who Changed America – Now an E-Book
This compendium of 2,200 biographies is the first comprehensive directory of the second wave women’s movement. It is now available as an e-book from multiple sources:
Exhibit of Kate Millett Fantasy Furniture, 1967
Salon 94 Design presents Fantasy Furniture, 1967, an exhibition of work by the late writer, activist, and Fluxus artist Kate Millett (b. 1934 – 2017). The exhibit runs from January 20 – March 5, 2022. Appointments can be scheduled here, and require proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
New Documentary: “My Name Is Pauli Murray”
This 2021 Amazon Original Documentary portrays Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray – non-binary Black lawyer, activist and poet who influenced both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall – as “One of the most remarkable and consequential figures in American 20th-century history.”
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