THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“We were confronting racism in particular and also classism as we were working in women’s studies.”
Educator, Author, Organizer, Activist. Participant in a delegation to North Vietnam and North Korea with Eldridge Cleaver of the Black Panther Party, 1970. Member of the Panther Defense Committee 1970-1971. Director of the women’s studies program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Expertise on women’s education, politics and public policy. and supervises internships. Co-founder of the New England Women’s Studies Association. Stop Solitary Connecticut. B.A. from Swarthmore College, 1964), M.A. from the University of London, 1968, Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2004.
Interviewed by Vivian Rothstein, October 2021
Photo. Standing: Ann Froines, Michele Dellinger, Sharon Avery. Seated: Anita Hoffman, Nancy (Rubin) Kushman, Susan Schultz. The Trial of the Chicago 8, photo by Sun-Times.
More About Ann:
- “In Sisterhood? Women’s Studies and Activism,” by Pauline B. Bart, Lynn Bentz, Jan Clausen, LeeRay Costa, Ann Froines, Galia Golan, Jaime M. Grant, Anne S. Orwin, Barbara Ryan, and Sonita Sarker, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Vol. 27, Nos. 3-4, 1999
- Froines, Ann, “Institutionalization of Women’s Studies Programs: The Relationship of Program Structure to Long-Term Viability” (2004). Graduate Doctoral Dissertations. Scholarworks
- Women’s Studies Program Records, UMASS
- “Women in the Labor Movement,” SEIU District 925 Legacy Project, Oral History, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
- Cited in Barbara Love’s book, Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, page 163