Robin Morgan

A key organizer of the feminist movement, Robin Morgan fired one of the opening salvos of the feminist revolution when she helped plan a massive protest of the 1968 Miss America Pageant. At age five, through a local New York radio station, Morgan began a successful career as a child actor beginning with Little Robin Morgan. By seventeen, she was publishing her poetry in literary magazines. In 1962 she became active in the civil rights and feminist movements, both through protests and by writing articles for leftist journals. In 1968 she founded WITCH, a radical feminist protest group. She worked as a contributing editor for Ms. Magazine for twenty years, serving as editor-in-chief from 1990–1993, during which time she made the magazine bi-monthly and ad-free. But it was her editing of the Sisterhood anthologies (beginning with Sisterhood Is Powerful in 1970) that made the biggest impact on the feminist movement, with essays covering aspects of women’s liberation not usually discussed, such as the experiences of lesbians and non-white women. In 1984 she founded the Sisterhood Is Global Institute, a think-tank for women’s rights worldwide. As of 2014 she continues to write and lecture around the world.

Topics: Feminism
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Robin Morgan.
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Lake Worth, FL
United States

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