How and why did diverse women in the 1970s come together as feminists to organize one of the largest social movements in American history? Professor Turk will explore this question in terms of the book she is writing. A Dangerous Sisterhood is a history of the National Organization for Women told through the lives of three very different leaders: a working-class Catholic, a nationally-known federal official-turned-civil rights consultant, and a conservative beauty queen. She will also reflect on the general methods and challenges of researching and writing women’s history.
A Dangerous Sisterhood: The Lost History of the National Organization for Women
Thursday October 22, 2 p.m.