Newly Released Documentary: “My Name Is Pauli Murray”

This 2021 Amazon Original Documentary film has just been released, and portrays Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray - non-binary Black lawyer, activist and poet who influenced both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall - as "One of the most remarkable and consequential figures in American 20th-century history." It is produced by the Academy Award Nominated Directors who gave us "RBG." Directors - Julie [...]

2021-10-08T11:29:35+00:00October 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Frances ‘Sissy’ Farenthold, Lodestar for Texas Liberals, Dies at 94

Frances “Sissy” Farenthold in 1997. (Courtesy of the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin) By Joe Holley Washington Post In 1972 and again in 1974, an ardently liberal Texas state legislator named Frances Tarlton Farenthold ran for governor on a platform that included imposing a [...]

2021-09-27T09:02:52+00:00September 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|

In Honor of Kate Millett’s 87th Birthday

September 16th would have been Kate’s 87th Birthday and while we mourn the loss of Kate’s remarkable presence on this planet, we celebrate with love and admiration, Kate’s brilliance and bravery; her profound dedication to achieving human rights for the most vulnerable among us. We remember her humor, compassion and generosity. For me, with forty years of memories, I [...]

2021-09-18T11:13:24+00:00September 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|

VFA Founder Jacqui Ceballos is 96 on Sept. 8!

VFA founder Jacqui Ceballos will be celebrating her 96th birthday on September 8! If you’d like to wish Jacqui a happy birthday, please send an email to her care of VFA at We will forward all emails to her on September 8. We know Jacqui would love to hear from all of you. Thanks for caring!

2021-09-03T10:50:39+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Paula Joan Caplan, Pioneering Psychologist Passes

Paula Caplan, a pioneering psychologist who exposed how her profession had pathologized a wide range of female traits and social responsibilities, including motherhood, mens-truation and even shopping, died on July 21 at her home in Rockville, Md. She was 74. Her daughter, Emily Stephenson, said the cause was metastatic melanoma. Starting in the late 1970s, Dr. Caplan merged a [...]

2021-08-04T12:20:45+00:00August 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Sheila Tobias, VFA Board Member, Author and Educator

April 26, 1935 - July 6, 2021 As she worked her way through the ranks of academia during the 1960s and '70s, Sheila Tobias kept noticing something: Female students seemed to avoid studying math and science. Tobias, who authored more than 10 books related to math anxiety as well as the military and feminism, spent nearly half of her [...]

2021-07-27T10:16:16+00:00July 27th, 2021|Obituary, Uncategorized|

Barbara Love’s New Book, There At The Dawning: Memories of a Lesbian Feminist

Barbara Love has already done more than her share of work in documenting the history of Second Wave Feminism with the publication of Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975. Now, with the publication of her new book, There At The Dawning: Memories of a Lesbian Feminist, Barbara Love has just made another significant contribution, not only to the history of [...]

2021-05-28T14:18:44+00:00May 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Online Event: Feminist Writings that Inspired a Revolution

Women’s Liberation! Feminist Writings That Inspired A Revolution And Still Can Thursday, March 18, 6:00 to 7:00 pm EST This event is co-presented by the Center for American Studies at Columbia University and the Center for Women's History at the New-York Historical Society   Feminist writer-activists of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s sparked a diverse, visionary, and revolutionary movement for [...]

2021-03-02T10:36:59+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Betty Friedan Webinar Video is Online

Go to our Events page to view the recording of the Feb. 4 webinar. Betty Friedan, creator of the modern women’s movement, was honored in a “star-studded” webinar titled “Betty Friedan’s 100 Birthday: Moving the Legacy Forward” produced by Veteran Feminists of America.  The zoom program was presented on Thursday, February 4, 2021, which is the 100th anniversary of Friedan’s [...]

2021-02-20T08:26:33+00:00January 5th, 2021|Event, Uncategorized|