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Racism in the feminist community

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Title:
Racism in the feminist community
Description:
In this clip Leah Fletcher interviews Flo Kennedy, lawyer, feminist, and founder of the National Feminist Party in New York, about racism in the feminist community. Overall the program focuses on the proposed Equal Rights Amendment in the state of Massachusetts that will make discrimination regardless of sex, race, creed or religion, illegal. Host Leah Fletcher focuses on the amendment as it relates to minority women via five interview sessions: the first with Gracia Hillman (administrative aide to the legislature's Black caucus) and Ted Landsmark (Executive Director of the Contractor's Association of Boston); the second with Flo Kennedy (lawyer, feminist, and founder of the National Feminist Party in New York); the third with activists Kay Gibbs, Marcella Hubbard, and Thelma Watson; the fourth with Frieda Garcia (activist in the Spanish-speaking community in Boston); and the fifth with select individuals from previous segments (Gibbs, Kennedy, Watson, and Hubbard). All discuss whether the combined effects of affirmative action and the amendment bring about a competition between minority women and white men, how the ERA will benefit minority women, how the ERA will affect family law (alimony, child custody, etc.), racism in the feminist movement, the need for a meaningful examination of oppression, priorities, and objectives in the feminist community, the input minority women have had in the feminist movement and in legislation, and the impact of the amendment, should it pass, on Hispanic women. Program includes the "Community Calendar." Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.
Producer:
Rivero, Marita
Director:
White, Conrad
Creator:
Jones, Vickie
Contributor:
Plausse, John
Contributor:
Chigas, Basil
Contributor:
Smith, Lee
Contributor:
Mahard, Fran
Contributor:
Kane, Pat
Contributor:
Johnson, Nat
Researcher:
Spooner, Dighton
Contributor:
Allen, Lydia
Contributor:
Bourne, Wendell
Contributor:
Kramer, Sharon
Host:
Fletcher, Leah
Contributor:
Wilson, Bob
Contributor:
Hutton, David
Contributor:
Bundy, Kissette
Contributor:
Buccheri, Ron
Contributor:
Clarke, Brian
Contributor:
Cross, June
Date:
April 11, 1976
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Civil rights
Equal rights amendments--Massachusetts
Shaw, Sarah-Ann
Hubbard, Marcella
Gibbs, Kay
Landsmark, Ted
Hillman, Gracia
Watson, Thelma
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Garcia, Frieda
Sex discrimination against women
Segregation
African American women
Kennedy, Florynce, 1916-2000
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_88FD04C785644301915911072184A088