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Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Sherie M. Randolph


This book examines the activism and theories of the black feminist lawyer Florynce "Flo" Kennedy (1916–2000) by focusing specifically on her influence on the Black Power and feminist movements. Rather than simply reacting to the predominantly white feminist movement, Kennedy brought the lessons of Black Power to white feminism and built bridges in the struggles against racism and sexism. This book narrates Kennedy’s progressive upbringing, her path breaking graduation from Columbia Law School, and her long career as a media-savvy activist, showing how Kennedy rose to founding roles in organiza ... More

Keywords: Flo Kennedy, Black feminism, Feminism, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Black Power, Civil Rights, New Left, Women’s movement, Biography, Liberation Movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469623917
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sherie M. Randolph, author