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Amalia Fleming (Lady Fleming) on the Greek junta / introduced by John Brademas.

Amalia Fleming (Lady Fleming) speaks on the situation in Greece under the General's right wing junta--a speech given before the Women's National Democratic Club in Washington, D.C. Lady Fleming was exiled from Greece and stripped of her Greek citizenship due to her political activities against the junta, and is the author of "A piece of truth," a personal account of her imprisonment. She is introduced by Congressman John Brademas (D-IN).

Fleming, Amalia, Lady, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Political prisoners -- Greece., Greece--History--Coup d'état, 1967 (April 21), Brademas, John, 1927-, Women's National Democratic Club (U.S.) American Women -- International women, American Women -- Politicians and politics BC1327
Six women playwrights / produced by Lin Harris

Six women playwrights, Corinne Jacker, Myrna Lamb, Ruth Wolff, Tina Howe, Alice Childress, and Honor Moore, read live at the Manhattan Theater Club on May 8, 1977. The evening's program is introduced by Janet Sternberg, producer of the poetry series at the Manhattan Theater Club. Honor Moore, editor of "The New Women’s Theatre: Ten Plays by Contemporary American Women," which includes all of these playwrights, introduces each reader. Produced by Lin Harris.

Jacker, Corinne., Childress, Alice., Howe, Tina., Moore, Honor., Lamb, Myrna, Wolff, Ruth., Dramatists., Radio programs -- Fiction., Women authors, Six women playwrights / produced by Lin Harris., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Theater IZ0046
Art and mythology of India

Clare Spark talks with Dr. Pratapaditya Pal, the curator for Islamic and Indian art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The role of mythology in Indian tradition, especially as regards the Heeramaneck collection. Pal starts with talking about the Standing Ganesha sculpture in LACMA's collection that dates from around the 16th-17th century A.D, and also discusses the Avatars of Vishnu. He discusses the altar at his mother's (and most orthodox women's homes) in India, and how she worships -- that it is the same thing priests do at temples. Pal says that the problem of making the study of art so intellectual is that we lose the closeness with the object and the significance of the creation. Contains background music for ambient effect.

Spark, Clare., Mythology, Indian., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Indian art, Pal, Pratapaditya, Los Angeles County Museum of Art American Women -- Art and artists BB5173
Women in the United Kingdom

Viv Sutherland talks with professor Helen Baehr of the Center Polyclinic of London about the status of women in the United Kingdom.

Baehr, Helen, Women -- Great Britain, Feminism, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- International women BC2196.20
The demonstrations (Episode 3 of 5)

The third in a series of five parts produced in 1965 by Marcia Tompkins, about her hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This program concerns civil rights demonstrations in Tuscaloosa. This series was lightly edited and re-broadcast in July and August 1970 (according to folio) for comparison with her new series (upcoming in September 1970, according to folio) entitled "You must go home: 1970." (Archive #BC2793). This recording was previously numbered as BB3864.08.

Tompkins, Marcia., Racism., Civil rights demonstrations, Be it ever so humble / produced by Elizabeth Marcia Tompkins., Racism -- Alabama., Women journalists., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination BB3864.03
A conversation with Doris Lessing / interviewed by Richard Keffler

Doris Lessing, the author of The Golden Notebooks and other novels, talks with free-lance writer Richard Koffler about society and writing. The program was specially recorded for Pacifica at the London studios of the BBC. RECORDED: by the BBC in London, England. BROADCAST: WBAI, 13 Oct. 1963.

Lessing, Doris, 1919-2013, Women authors, Authorship., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Authors and journalists, American Women -- International women BB3368
Erotic art by women / produced by Judith Vivell.

Hannah Wilke, sculptor; Ann Sharp, collagist; Irene Stern, photographer; Judith Bernstein, artist (in paper and charcoal); and Louise Bougeois, sculptor, discuss women's erotic art and how they define "erotic art". Produced and hosted by Judith Vivell.

Wilke, Hannah., Sharp, Ann., Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010, Bernstein, Judith., Women artists, Women in art., Stern, Irene, 1911-2005, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Art and artists BC2255
Atlanta mothers / Venus Taylor and Willie Mae Mathis

Venus Taylor and Willie Mae Mathis, both mothers of children murdered in Atlanta (Angel Lenair and Jeffrey Mathis, respectively), address an audience in Los Angeles. They stress that Blacks get together, watch out for one another, and love each other. Produced by Sly Rivers, KPFK, 1981.

Taylor, Venus., Mathis, Willie Mae., Children, Black -- Atlanta (Ga.)., Mothers., Murder -- Atlanta (Ga.)., Youth -- Crimes against., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Parenting and children KZ1018
Some of us have become... / Gloria Steinem at Pierce College

Feminist Gloria Steinem speaks about the institutional changes that the women's movement had just begun, the organized opposition to what changes are made and proposed, the four stages of a women's life, "male-junkies," the naming of our children, the politics of work, cross-cultural differences and similarities, and other topics in this wide-ranging speech. Delivered at Pierce College in Los Angeles in spring 1981. Not self-contained. Approved for broadcast by Helene Rosenbluth.

Women -- Psychology., Women's movement, Feminism, Women -- Social conditions., Steinem, Gloria, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 American Women -- Feminism KZ1067
Women's legal clinic: May 7, 1979-Legal rights related to pregnancy

The topic of this week's Women's Legal Clinic is pregnancy, disability, and women's legal rights with respect to pregnancy. Hosts are Eve Cary and Judy Levin. Cary is an attorney with Legal Aid Society of New York and the author of the NYCLU Guide to Women's Rights in New York State. Levin is an attorney with the ACLU Reproductive Rights Program. Broadcast live with listener phone calls. Produced by Eileen Zalisk.

American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Pregnancy., Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States., Women's rights, Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation, Pregnancy, Unwanted., Pregnant women -- Employment -- United States. American Women -- Work and unions IZ0449.06
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