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Florynce "Flo" KennedyThe Life of a Black Feminist Radical$
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Sherie M. Randolph

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469623917

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.001.0001

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Similarities of the Societal Position of Women and Negroes

Similarities of the Societal Position of Women and Negroes

Education and Protest in New York City, 1943–1948

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Florynce "Flo" Kennedy

Sherie M. Randolph

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines Flo Kennedy’s battle to challenge discrimination once she arrived in New York City during World War II. During her first decade in the city, she was an undergraduate at Columbia University and then a law student in Columbia’s Law School. In this stimulating and diverse political and social milieu, she began to expand and sharpen her family’s “take no shit” position. The combination of her formal education and her individual protests outside the classroom encouraged her development as a black feminist. Already concerned with challenging both racism and patriarchal expectations about her freedom of movement and sexual expression, she began in her late twenties and early thirties to critique capitalism, make direct connections between racism and sexism, and confront these interlocking systems of oppression.

Keywords:   World War II, Black feminist, New York City, Columbia Law School, Education, Racism, Sexism, Protest

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