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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.

Barbara Love Alice Cohan Lynn Sherr
Sheila Tobias  Sr Kathleen O’Brien
Jurate Kazickas Karen Mulhauser Rev. Pat Budd Kepler
 Chris Riddiough
Sandy Oestreich
Sydney Weisman
Judith Meuli
Jacqui Ceballos Linda Stein  Ginny Foat
Karline Tierney Suzanne Doty
Carole DeSaram  Ruth Nemzoff  Phyllis Frank
 Grace Welch Simona Chazen Vicki Moss
Mavra Stark Judith Weis
Heather BoothHeather Booth Eleanor PamEleanor Pam Muriel FoxMuriel Fox
 Marcy Syms Ellen Snortland Rosemary Trowbridge
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