New York City Women Community Activists Oral History Project 2004-2006
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Tamar Carroll is a historian and professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research interests include modern U.S. history, women’s and gender history, public history, and digital humanities. She is the author of Mobilizing New York: AIDS, Antipoverty, and Feminist Activism and Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gender and Race in the 2016 US Presidential Election. She grew up in Andover, Massachusetts and studied history and journalism at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She rece...
Widely recognized as one of America's most thoughtful and provocative commentators on America's social welfare system, Frances Fox Piven, political scientist, activist, and educator, was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1932. She came to the U.S. in 1933 and was naturalized in 1953, the same year she received her B.A. in City Planning from the University of Chicago. She also received her M.A. (1956) and Ph.D. (1962) from the University of Chicago. While married to Herman Piven, she had a...
Rosalyn Fraad "Ros" Baxandall was an American historian of women's activism and an active New York City feminist....
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Social service agency operating on the Lower East Side of New York City. Mobilization for Youth was conceived in 1957 and formally founded and funded in 1961. From the guide to the Mobilization for Youth Records, [ca. 1958]-1970., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Social service agency operating on the Lower East Side of New York City. Mobilization for Youth was conceived in 1957 and formally founded and funded in 1961. F...
Neighborhood scene in Brooklyn, New York, circa 1980. Photograph by Janie Eisenberg. The National Congress of Neighborhood Women (NCNW) is a support network for grassroots women's organizations and community leaders dedicated to empowering, and providing a voice for, poor and working-class women working to improve their communities and their own status in low-income urban and rural areas on local, national, and international levels. The history of NCNW begins with the r...