“We wanted to be a space for strong, independent women who would be hopefully involved in the women’s movement, and that did happen. After a while, women came from all over the world.”– Dolores Alexander about Mother Courage, 2005
Writer, reporter, restaurant owner. Helped organize NYC chapter of NOW, editor of NOW’s national newsletter, NOW Acts, 1967–1968. First executive director, NOW, 1969. Opened Mother Courage, the first feminist restaurant in the United States in Greenwich Village, owned and operated by Dolores Alexander and Jill Ward from 1972 to 1977. New York Radical Feminists. Co-founder, coordinator and fundraiser for Women Against Pornography 1979-1983. Bachelor of Arts, Language and Literature, City College of New York, 1961.
Photo. Joyce Vincent (left), Jill Ward (second from left), Dolores Alexander (second from right) and Rosemary Gaffney (right) celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Mother Courage with cake in the shape of a woman’s symbol. June 2, 1975. (From People Magazine)