Luz Rodriguez, reproductive rights activist

Luz Rodriquez discusses the origins of her political activism within the New York Puerto Rican community, and the importance of learning one’s history, in particular learning about the history of sterilization abuse of Puerto Rican women. (Voices of Feminism 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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