Susan Millen oral history interview [sound recording], 1999 July 7 & 9.


Millen, Susan A. (Susan Ann), 1951-. Susan Millen oral history interview [sound recording], 1999 July 7 & 9.

Susan Millen oral history interview [sound recording], 1999 July 7 & 9.

Millen describes her childhood in a traditional Catholic household, and her college life at Southern Illinois University. She recounts her experiences as women's assistant editor at the Wilmington Star News, in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she challenged staff pay inequity. After moving to Atlanta, Millen joined the National Organization for Women (NOW) and became active in efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. She provides a detailed account of the divisions within ERA Georgia, Inc., and describes the resulting rift and consequent establishment of the Georgia Women's Party. A long-time union member and supporter of labor, Millen describes her work with the Georgia AFL-CIO, as editor of the Journal of Labor, and as a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW).

2 sound cassettes : analog.2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.transcript 61 leaves ; 28 cm.

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