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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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The Fight Is One That Must Be Continued

The Fight Is One That Must Be Continued

In the Courtroom, in the Press, and in Political Organizations, 1961–1965

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Florynce "Flo" Kennedy

Sherie M. Randolph

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines Flo Kennedy’s move away from law and closer to activism and journalism. Working as a lawyer left Kennedy profoundly disappointed with the legal system. She was frustrated with the judicial system as an avenue for securing simple justice, let alone social change. As her disillusionment deepened, she drew closer to radicalism, finding journalism (e.g., columnist for Queen’s Voice) and political organizing (e.g., organizer of SNCC’s Wednesdays in Mississippi) more satisfying strategies for change. Kennedy strongly advocated the consumer boycott, which had previously been used by the Urban League, as a tactic that women and other oppressed groups could readily utilize. When Kennedy introduced guerrilla street theatre into a protest she revived and extended one of her favorite weapons.

Keywords:   Lawyer/attorney, Social change, Wednesdays in Mississippi, SNCC, Journalism, Consumer boycott, Guerrilla street theatre

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