VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: MARILYN WEBBadmin2021-10-13T08:18:32-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Marilyn Salzman Webb
“We haven’t changed who we are, we just keep dealing with different issues.”
Professor, author, journalist, and organizer. Co-organizer and founder of the first women’s CR group in Chicago, 1966. Co-organized the first women’s CR group in Washington, D.C. in 1967. Co-founded the DC Women’s Liberation group’s governing structure, A Magic Quilt. Students for a Democratic Society, 1967. Key organizer of the Sandy Springs Conference and co-organized the Lake Villa Conference in 1968. Co-founder of Washington Women’s Liberation, 1967–1968. Co-founder of Off Our Backs, a feminist news journal, 1970. Co-founded “what may have been the first women’s studies program at a college, Goddard College, in 1970,” and served as its executive director. Co-launched Sagaris Institute, 1975. Senior editor at Woman’s Day, McCall’s and US magazines, and was editor-in-chief at Psychology Today. Taught at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York. Professor Emerita, Knox College.
Interviewed by Kathy Rand, VFA Executive VP, June 2021