“Women’s liberation made thinking about lesbianism possible. We can make these kinds of choices about our lives.”
Author, Historian, Women’s Studies Professor. Faculty member in the Women’s Studies Program at SUNY New Paltz, 1981-2012. Expert in Women’s History and Feminist Politics. Founding member of Chicago Women’s Liberation Union. West Coast organizer for New University Conference. Citizens for Independent Political Action in Rogers Park in Chicago.
Interviewed by Vivian Rothstein, August and September 2021
Photo 1. Amy as a Witch performing Everywoman during a play at the founding convention of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, 1969. Photo 2. Amy in Chicago. Photo 3. Amy, 1974. Photo 4.Fleeting Opportunities: Women Shipyard Workers in Portland and Vancouver During World War II and Reconversion by Amy Kesselman, May 8, 1990. Photo 5, 6, 7.Three of the four editions of Women: Images and Realties, a Multicultural Anthology, co-edited by Amy Kesselman, 1998, 2002 and 2006.