Sunday, July 18, 2010
Sisters of '77
Today I am going to watch the film, Sisters of '77. Here is background about the historic conference in Houston, the first federally funded U.S. National Women's Conference.
I am watching it in preparation for going through the papers of Kay Clarenbach at the University of Wisconsin next month. Kay was the director of the conference.
Women's page editors Marie Anderson, Dorothy Jurney and Marjorie Paxson attended the conference as delegates. Jurney and Paxson would go on to edit the official report to the president. It was just another example of the interaction of women's page journalism and feminism.