Join Free an ¡Adelante! book discussion with the author of Florynce ‘Flo’ Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

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Time: 7:30–8:30 p.m. ET

Location: Online (You just need to register for the webinar.)

Cost: Free

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Calling all members! Help AAUW recognize Black History Month by joining us for a talk with 2005–06 AAUW American Fellow and University of Michigan associate professor Sherie M. Randolph, Ph.D., about her new book, Florynce ‘Flo’ Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical. The work is a biography of “a super badass and wildly underrated woman known for her dazzling sense of style and sharp wit.”

In what is the first biography of Kennedy, Randolph traces the life and political influence of this vibrant leader of the Black Power and feminist movements. Randolph narrates Kennedy’s long activist career, including her founding roles in organizations such as the National Black Feminist Organization and the National Organization for Women. Using an extensive and previously uncollected archive, Randolph demonstrates profound connections within the histories of the new left, civil rights, Black Power, and feminism, showing that black feminism was pivotal in shaping postwar U.S. liberation movements.