THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“What do we bring to the table for all of us that collectively has some impact on the next generation that’s coming up?”
Mandy Carter has formed connections among a range of issues: opposition to war and violence, support for social and economic justice for people of color, and equal rights for women, lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people. She works in grassroots campaigns and national coalitions, focused on the religious right’s anti-gay organizing in Black communities. A brilliant coalition builder, highly respected by people from diverse backgrounds. Her work has been essential to the inclusion of gay/lesbian issues as social justice issues in the United States.
Interviewed by Judy Waxman, January 2022
Photo 1. The Women’s Peace Walk, Judy Winston, Mandy Carter, Elana Freedom. The trio completed the entire 600+ mile walk, 1983 (from the Mandy Carter Papers). Photo 2. Mandy Carter and President Obama.
More About Mandy:
- Select interviews
- Special Guest Mandy Carter, The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, The University of Mississippi
- McKiernan Interviews, Special Collections, Binghamton University Libraries, Binghamton University, State University of New York
- Mandy Carter and Joanne Sheehan: A Conversation Between Women Leaders in the War Resisters League, 2013
- Veteran Feminists of America “Sharing Our Stories,” Duke University, Durham, NC, March 31, 2017. Panel One: Grassroots Organizing, Feminist Activists: Heather Booth, Kathy Bonk, Mandy Carter, Historians: Melissa Estes Blair, Robin Morris, Jessica Wilkerson
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- War Resisters League website
- Mandy Carter Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University