The Lasting Legacy of Florynce Kennedy, Black Feminist Fighter
Against The Current vol. 152

Randolph, Sherie M.
http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/3272

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/05/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13774

Several decades after the 1960s political upheavals, very few people recognize the name of the Black feminist lawyer and activist Florynce “Flo” Kennedy (1916-2000). However, during the late 1960s and 1970s Kennedy was the country’s most well-known Black feminist. When reporting on the emergence of the women’s movement, the media covered her early membership in the National Organization for Women (NOW), her leadership of countless guerilla theatre protests and her work as a lawyer helping to repeal New York’s restrictive abortion laws. Indeed, Black feminist Jane Galvin-Lewis and white feminists Gloria Steinem and Ti-Grace Atkinson credit Kennedy with helping to educate a generation of young women about feminism in particular and radical political organizing more generally.