VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: MARY JEAN COLLINSadmin2021-09-09T10:31:50-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Mary Jean Collins
“A movement like this can empower you and give you a community that is with you for the rest of your life.”
Lifelong activist and organizer. National Organization for Women: Officer of Milwaukee NOW, 1967; President of Chicago NOW, 1970 and 1980; Midwest regional director, 1970-71; National board member; elected national action VP, 1982. Director of the Illinois ERA campaign. Deputy director of Catholics for a Free Choice. VP and national political director for People for the American Way. Veteran Feminists of America Board of Directors and Historian; co-chair of Pioneer Histories Project.
Interviewed by Kathy Rand, VFA Executive VP, July 2021
Photo 1. Catherine Conroy, Kay Clarenbach, Mary Jean and Gene Boyer. Photo 2. Lois Reckitt, Alice Chapman, Judy Goldsmith, Mary Jean, Walter Mondale, Sen Barbara Mikulski, Kathy Webb. Photo 3. Cover of Lois Herr’s book, Women, Power and AT&T, Winning Rights in the Workplace. Photo by Dori Jacobson.