Morgan, Robin, 1941-

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Birth 1941-01-29

Biographical notes:

Feminist activist, author, poet, child star, and editor of MS. magazine.

From the description of Robin Morgan papers, 1947-2010. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 48948587

  • 1941, Jan. 29: Born in Lake Worth, Fla.
  • 1956: Graduated with Honors from the Wetter School
  • 1956 - 1959 : Student with private tutors at Columbia University, ages 15-18
  • 1961 - 1969 : Free-lance book editor
  • 1962: Married Kenneth Pitchford
  • 1968: Organized first feminist demonstration against Miss America Pageant
  • 1969: Birth of son, Blake
  • 1969 - 1970 : Editor for Grove Press
  • 1970: Author, compiler, and editor of Sisterhood is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women's Liberation Movement
  • 1970: Founder and president of The Sisterhood is Powerful Foundation
  • 1972: Monster: Poems published
  • 1973: Visiting chair and guest professor of Women's Studies at New College, Sarasota, Fla.
  • 1974 - 1987 : Editor and columnist of Ms. magazine
  • 1978: Going Too Far: The Personal Chronicle of a Feminist published
  • 1979 - 1980 : Received National Endowment for the Arts grant
  • 1982: Depth Perception: New Poems and a Masque published
  • 1982 - 1984 : Received Ford Foundation grant
  • 1984: Founder of Sisterhood is Global Institute
  • 1984: Author, compiler, and editor of Sisterhood is Global: The International Women's Movement Anthology
  • 1987: Distinguished visiting scholar and lecturer at Rutgers University, N. J.
  • 1989: The Demon Lover: On the Sexuality of Terrorism published
  • 1989 - 1993 : Editor in chief of Ms. magazine
  • 1990: Divorced from Kenneth Pitchford
  • 1992: Received Honorary Doctorate from the University of Connecticut
  • 1993: Consulting editor of Ms. magazine
  • 1996 - 1997 : Visiting professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of International Affairs
  • 2000: Saturday's Child: A Memoir published
  • 2003: Author, compiler, and editor of Sisterhood is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium
  • 2003: Columnist for Ms. magazine

Robin Morgan is a feminist activist, award-winning poet, novelist, journalist, and essayist. She was a child model, had her own radio show at the age of four, and was a child star on television. Since the late 1960s, when she organized the first demonstration against the Miss America Pageant, Morgan has been active in the feminist movement. In 1984, she founded the Sisterhood is Global Institute, an international, non-governmental, and non-profit organization concerned with women's rights which is currently based in Montreal, Canada.

As a recipient of numerous writing grants, Morgan has published eighteen books, including six poetry collections, two books of fiction, the now-classic anthology Sisterhood is Powerful (named by the American Library Association one of the "The 100 Most Influential Books of the 20th Century"), and an anthology of international feminism, Sisterhood is Global . She has also consistently contributed to Ms. magazine. She currently lives in New York.

From the guide to the Robin Morgan papers, 1940s-2010 and undated, bulk 1970-2000, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)


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