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Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Flo Kennedy flyer

Reading and discussion with author Sherie M. Randolph

Tuesday, October 6, 3:30 p.m.
East Duke Parlors, East Campus 

Florynce "Flo" Kennedy (1916–2000) left a vibrant legacy as a leader of the Black Power and feminist movements. Join Sherie Randolph for a reading from her biography of Kennedy, which traces the life and political influence of this strikingly bold and controversial radical activist. Sherie M. Randolph is associate professor of history and African American Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Sponsored by Women’s Studies, African and African American Studies, the History Department, the Center for Arts, Digital Culture & Entrepreneurship, and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture.

Past Events

Women at Duke Wikipedia Edit-a-thon


Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 10:00am-2:00pm
The Edge Workshop Room, Bostock Library, First Floor
More details and R.S.V.P. on our meetup page.

Please join us for an opportunity to learn how to edit Wikipedia articles, learn more about the rich history of women at Duke University, and then put that knowledge into action by creating and editing entries that document the lives and contributions of women alumnae, faculty, staff, and community members. This event is part of a worldwide movement to increase the percentage of women editors and woman-focused articles within Wikipedia. Bring your laptop if you can, and create an account in advance. You can also participate from anywhere in the world! Co-sponsored with Duke University Archives and the Duke Women's Center. 

Envisioning the Future of the Sallie Bingham Center

Remarks from the Bingham Center's 25th anniversary celebration held in March 2014 are available on a new website. The Bingham Center hosted an evening with author, playwright, teacher, and feminist activist, Sallie Bingham (pictured left), who reflected on 25 years of documenting women’s history at Duke and offer her vision for the Center’s next 25 years, and Rachel Seidman, Associate Director, Southern Oral History Program, at UNC-Chapel Hill and visiting lecturer in Women’s Studies at Duke University, who gave her perspective on Bingham Center contributions to preservation, teaching, and activism. Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian & Vice Provost for Library Affairs, and Robert L. Byrd, Associate University Librarian for Collections and User Services, gave introductory remarks. Read more