THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner
“I grew up in a culturally deprived world.”
Author, Educator, Lecturer, Activist, Historian. Awarded one of the first doctorates in the country for work in women’s studies (UC Santa Cruz) and a founder of one the first college-level women’s studies programs in the United States (CSU Sacramento). Founder of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation and Center for Social Justice Dialogue in Fayetteville, New York. B.A. 1969 and M.A. 1974 from California State University and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, 1978.
Interviewed by Judy Waxman, December 2021
Photo 1. Sally Roesch Wagner with her child at a protest, circa 1970. Photo 2. Sally with Gloria Steinem who wrote the foreword for Sally Roesch Wagner’s book, The Women’s Suffrage Movement, 2019.
More About Sally:
- Sally Roesch Wagner’s website
- Sally Roesch Wagner’s full biography
- Articles, Book Reviews and Interviews
- The film, “Without A Whisper – KONNON:KWE” – The untold story of how Indigenous women influenced the early suffragists in their fight for freedom and equality. Mohawk Clan Mother Louise Herne and Professor Sally Roesch Wagner shake the foundation of the established history of the women’s rights movement in the United States.
- Sally Roesch Wagner Papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento.
- Cited in Barbara Love’s book, Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, page 475