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Women’s Liberation! Feminist Writings That Inspired a Revolution and Still Can
Thursday, March 18, 2021
6:00 pm ET

Feminist writer-activists of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s sparked a diverse, visionary, and revolutionary movement for freedom and social justice that fifty years later is as relevant and urgent as it’s ever been. Alix Kates Shulman and Honor Moore, editors of a revelatory new Library of America anthology, lead an inter-generational conversation about the living questions at the heart of the book: What is this tradition and what is its legacy for today? What unfulfilled possibilities need to be recovered, witnessed, and passed on in the time of #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter?

Featuring Women’s Liberation! anthology editors Alix Kates Shulman (Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen) and Honor Moore (Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury) with Barbara Smith (The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom), Margo Jefferson (Negroland: A Memoir), and Jennifer Baumgardner (editor, Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future).

Presented in partnership with the Center for American Studies at Columbia University and the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society

Additional promotional partners: Women’s Review of Books, Dottir Press, Women’s March, Veteran Feminists of America


Reading James Baldwin Now: Gabrielle Bellot on If Beale Street Could Talk
(March 3, 2021)

Poet of the People: The Greatness of Langston Hughes
(February 18, 2021)

American Democracy: The Task Before Us
(January 27, 2021)

Peanuts at 70, with Sarah Boxer, Jonathan Lethem, Clifford Thompson, and Chris Ware, moderated by Andrew Blauner
(December 16, 2020)

The Genius of Hemingway: Robert W. Trogdon, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein
(December 2, 2020)

The Nineteenth Amendment Turns 100: A New Look at the History of Women’s Suffrage, with Susan Ware and Stefanie Peters
(November 19, 2020; video not available)

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, with Ruth Franklin, Francine Prose, and John Guare
(October 29, 2020)

The Paranoid Style in American Politics: Revisiting Richard Hofstadter in the Time of Trump, with Sean Wilentz, Eric Foner, Arlie Hochschild, and Ira Katznelson
(October 13, 2020)

Reading James Baldwin Now: Eddie Glaude Jr., on “The White Man’s Guilt”
(September 23, 2020)

Thirteen Days: Abraham Lincoln and the Crisis of Presidential Succession, with Ted Widmer
(September 10, 2020)

It’s a New World, Golde: Classic American Musicals in the 21st Century
(August 26, 2020)

The Fate of the Earth: Jonathan Schell and His Legacy
(August 6, 2020)

Who Tells Your Story: Joanne B. Freeman on Hamilton and History
(July 28, 2020)

Reading James Baldwin Now: Darryl Pinckney on No Name in the Street
(July 16, 2020)

Reading James Baldwin Now: Farah Jasmine Griffin on “Sonny’s Blues”
(June 25, 2020)

Harold Bloom and the American Canon from Emerson to Toni Morrison, with David Mikics
(June 16, 2020)

What Is American Conservatism?, with Andrew J. Bacevich and Sean Wilentz
(June 4, 2020)

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