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Black Child Lifts A Leg While His Mother Puts ...

Black Child Lifts A Leg While His Mother Puts On His Socks At A 12th Street Beach On Lake Michigan On Chicago’s South Side, 08/1973 (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)

IN THE HISTORY OF LIBERATION STRUGGLES—SOME ACTIVISTS NEVER DIE…, NOR DO THEY FADE AWAY

On the Women’s Liberation Movement in 1971:

The women’s movement has to be deeper than before…I can’t say that I am a sister to white women unless they recognize how they also were oppressed in a capitalistic situation…Men have to be free. Women will come to understand that everybody needs to be liberated and that nobody is liberated unless everyone is…I am a human being and I think this Revolution is a humanizing process for the American People or for any people.[1]—Dorothy Pitman (Hughes).

Dorothy Pitman Hughes:

  • Child-Care Advocate
  • African American Activist And Feminist
  • Author And Entrepreneur
  • Co-Founded Ms. Magazine In 1971
  • Co-Founded the Women’s Action Alliance In 1971
  • Established The First Shelter For Abused Women In New York City

http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/agents/steinemhughes.html

[1]“I Can’t Call You My Sister Yet, A Black Woman Looks At Women’s Lib,” Mademoiselle, May, 1971, pp. 182-183.

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