“I would work actively to expose racism, and I would change my teaching methods. This sounds simple, but this is how ultimately I became a feminist.”
Author, editor, publisher, literary scholar and historian. Helped found the Feminist Press in 1970 and served as its president until 2000. Founder of “Women’s Studies Newsletter,” which became Women’s Studies Quarterly, the first national journal to focus on feminist teaching. An originator and co-director of Women Writing Africa in 1993. First chairperson of the Modern Language Association’s Commission on the Status and Education of Women.