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The Brilliant and Bombastic Flo Kennedy

March 18, 2021

"When it came to...rhetorical style, Flo was a down and dirty kinda type...Let’s say the uncomfortable thing, let’s get up into our uncomfortable space, because that’s where we can start to move past, and start getting the real work done. And I think she acted on that in every facet of her life."

March is Women's History Month and our team is diving deep into the lives and legacies of a few incredible women from American History.  We continue our exploration of interesting women in history with Florynce Kennedy.  Florynce "Flo" Kennedy was a pivotal member of the Women's Liberation and Civil Rights movements in the 20th century and used her work as an activist and advocate to build a better world for women of all backgrounds.

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If you’re interested in more information, we find these sources helpful:

  • Florynce Kennedy - Harvard Radcliffe Institute (includes some great images of Flo and her ensembles!)
  • Florynce Kennedy - WHYY Vision 2020 Women
  • Flo Kennedy - New York Times Obituary
  • Florynce Kennedy - Washington Post Obituary
  • Color Me Flo by Florynce Kennedy
  • Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical by Sherie M. Randolph

You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner & Becca Grawl

The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan King

Technical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

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