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Dame of the Day: Florynce Kennedy

Florynce Kennedy

Today’s Dame of the Day is Florynce Kennedy (February 11, 1916 – December 21, 2000). Kennedy began pre-law coursework at Columbia University but was told by Associate Dean that they refused her law school application because she was a woman. (She threatened to sue and was later admitted.) After she graduated, she founded the Feminist Party, which nominated Shirley Chisholm for president in 1972. Kennedy served as an advisor to the Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective, established the Media Workshop to criticize the lack of black representation, and toured as a lecturer with Gloria Steinem.