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.
|Clara Day||Labor & the Women’s Movement||Catherine Conroy|
|Adelfa Botello Callejo||Mary Jane Vogt||Caroline Swinney|
|Jill Miller||Dr. Phyllis Wallace||Lynn Kanter|
|Costello C. Seals||Hermione Tobolowsky|
|Audre Lorde||Dr. Marilyn Heins||Rev. Willie T. Barrow|
|Alison Hughes||Jane Plitt||Dorothy O’Brien|
|Dr. Guida West||Leah Margulies||Merle Hoffman|
|Maya Friedler||Karen Fishman||Carol King|
|Barbara Love||Alice Cohan||Lynn Sherr|
|Sheila Tobias||Sr Kathleen O’Brien||Judith Meuli|
|Jurate Kazickas||Karen Mulhauser||Rev. Pat Budd Kepler|
|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 Booth||Eleanor Pam||Muriel Fox|
Enjoy your visit with The Veteran Feminists of America. Join the VFA, attend our events, share your stories with us and carry on. Come back often as we are always celebrating and creating history.