Malvina Reynolds story featured in the OC Weekly

A beautiful article about activist musician Malvina Reynolds by Gabriel San Roman was published this week in the OC Weekly. Audio preserved as part of the American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 project was used for research for this article by Gabriel. And the piece includes a link to a recording of a conversation between Malvina and activist Dorothy Healey preserved in this collection.

Enjoy Gabriel’s wonderful article and this interview on behalf of the Pacifica Radio Archives and the American Women Making History and Culture project! Also, browse other recordings of Malvina preserved in the project here.

We are so happy the audio preserved in this collection is being used for wonderful work like this!

Thank you to the NHPRC for their generous funding for the American Women project.



Revolutionary words

by Holly Rose McGee, Archivist

Today’s quote of the day comes from the amazing Margaret Sloan-Hunter (where have you BEEN all my life?!?), during her nationwide tour in 1972 with Gloria Steinem, speaking to young adults about sexism and racism. She ended her speech with a quote, and stated that she was using a quote from a man because the press still didn’t take women seriously enough! But it’s from Bobby Seale, which seemed to appease her audience (and we’re okay with that, too!).

In a Panther household, everyone sweeps the floor, everybody makes the bed, and everybody makes the revolution. Because real manhood depends on the subjugation of no one.
– Bobby Seale, Seize the Time

Hear this segment of the speech here: https://soundcloud.com/pacificaradioarchives/margaret-sloan-hunter-1973

And yes, this is from another of the amazing recordings I’m currently processing as part of the grant at Pacifica Radio Archives, and which will be available to listen to on the Internet Archive some day…until then, it’s Archive # BC2781 to you! This recording was made during Steinem’s and Sloan’s appearance at the Brooklyn Montessori School in June 1973, but you can read excerpts of their speeches in this report on their visit to the Ventura Junior College in California in October 1972. https://archive.org/stream/echo12cali#page/n23/mode/2up