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Abstract The Activist Women Oral History Project was established in 2006, and forms part of the Archives for Research on Women. This project is broad in scope, and the subject matter includes domestic violence, women's health and reproductive justice, politics, policy making and the law, child sex trafficking, philanthropy, community activism, art and culture, equality in the workplace, civil rights, and LGBTQ activism. The ongoing and growing Activist Women Oral History Project contains over 40 oral...
Abstract The Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project documents LGBTQ+ history in Atlanta, Georgia and the South through interviews with activists and leaders in grassroots movements as well as established organizations and public offices.
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Kathryn Michaelis. In this interview, Morna Gerrard talks about her political beliefs, and how they led her to decide to take part in the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017. She describes feeling powerless after Donald Trump's election, and taking actions to make herself feel empowered, including making plans to attend the march. Gerrard discusses many aspects of her experience at the march, including the group she traveled with, signs she saw and chants she heard,...
Dates: August 7, 2017
Abstract On January 21, 2017, millions of people worldwide took part in marches to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as the President of the United States. The first protest, which took place in Washington, D.C., was known as the Women's March on Washington and was intended as a response to anti-woman rhetoric and beliefs that were espoused during Trump's campaign. While women's and reproductive rights were at the forefront of marchers' concerns, many also protested the racist, anti-immigrant,...