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The VFA Pioneer Histories Project

The activists of the Second Wave feminist movement literally changed the world.  From 1965 to 1982, thousands of women (and men) took actions that made our country more equitable for women. Some of their stories are well known. Many of their stories have never been told. The VFA Pioneer Histories Project is the personal history of the Second Wave women’s movement – one story at a time. Just click on the photo or name of any of the feminists below to read and listen to their stories.

We’ve also added links to oral history collections from a number of other organizations.  Just click on any organization in the list under Feminist History Collections on the left side of the home page, and you will be able to access those stories.

Edith Kokernot Grinnell

Joannie Parker

Barbara Laur

Judith Nedrow

Dori Jacobson-Wenzel

Nancy Azara

Lynn Povich

Sybil Shainwald

Rebecca Lubetkin Anna Pauline Murray Sonia Pressman Fuentes
Pam Ross Dr Paula Caplan Virginia S. Watkins
Ann Juliano Jawin Mary-Ann Lupa Evelyn Cunningham
Stephanie Marcus
Aileen Hernandez Dr.Susan Anthony II Suzanne Benton
Dr.Bernice Sandler  Holly Knox Rev.Addie Wyatt
Barbara Love Alice Cohan Lynn Sherr
Sheila Tobias  Sr Kathleen O’Brien Judith Meuli
Jurate Kazickas Karen Mulhauser Rev. Pat Budd Kepler
Chris Riddiough
Sandy Oestreich
Sydney Weisman
Jacqui Ceballos Linda Stein Ginny Foat
Karline Tierney Suzanne Doty Mavra Stark
Carole DeSaram Ruth Nemzoff Phyllis Frank
Grace Welch Simona Chazen Vicki Moss
Judith Weis Marcy Syms Ellen Snortland
Heather BoothHeather Booth Eleanor PamEleanor Pam Muriel FoxMuriel Fox
Rosemary Trowbridge
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