VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: FLORYNCE “FLO” RAE KENNEDYadmin2020-09-11T10:14:34-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Florynce “Flo” Rae Kennedy
February 11, 1916 – December 21, 2000
Attorney, activist, author. National Organization for Women, founder of the Feminist Party and the National Black Feminist Organization, National Women’s Political Caucus. Founded Media Workshop, an organization that fought discrimination in the media. She was a founding member of the NWPC; and helped organize Shirley Chisholm’s campaign for the Presidential nomination in 1972. She also founded the Coalition Against Racism and Sexism.
Photo 1. With Gloria Steinem (photo courtesy of New York Public Library). Photo 2. Flo Kennedy at the IWY Conference, 1977, Houston (photo by Dori Jacobson-Wenzel). Photo 3. Attorney Flo Kennedy reads proclamation at Sexism in the Media event, May 1975 (photo by Bettye Lane).