Sylvia Lewis, Class of 1974

Sylvia Lewis, Smith class of 1974 was a member of the Black Students Alliance and was part of a very active student group instrumental in the formation of the African American studies program.  In this video excerpt she discusses her experiences as a campus activist.   From the Smith College Alumne Oral History Project.

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Women’s Liberation march, NYC, 1970

Selections of 16mm film footage shot by Noel Phyllis Birkby (1932-94), architect, filmmaker, lesbian activist, feminist, and teacher. Her papers provide significant documentation of the women’s movement, gay and lesbian activism, and lesbian culture in New York City, circa 1970s to 1990s.

This clip depicts scenes from a women’s liberation march in New York City, 1970.

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