Gloria Steinem Had Strong Influence on Black Women

By Evelyn C. White | SF Gate

Steinem and Hughes c/o MISS

Tonight Home Box Office will air “Gloria: In Her Own Words” – a riveting documentary about the famed leader of the feminist movement. The masterful film augments “The Education of A Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem” by Carolyn Heilbrun, the first full-length biography of the activist/journalist who, in 1971, co-founded Ms. magazine.

Indeed, “Gloria” features hilarious footage of network anchor Harry Reasoner (1923 -1991) deriding the launch of a magazine that he ventured would last “six months before it ran out of things to say.” Forty years later, Ms. boasts a global readership and was recently honored for an article on antiabortion extremists.

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About jennifer williams

Jennifer D. Williams is a writer and professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. She has published in academic journals and online at, PopMatters, among other sites. Jennifer is currently working on a book that looks at black women's urban literature between the Depression and the civil rights era.

2 responses to “Gloria Steinem Had Strong Influence on Black Women

  1. Anonymous

    I never cared for Gloria Steinem I always saw her as using Black women as props. I also became a huge fan of Melissa Harris Perry (then Lacewell) when she challenged Steinem over her campaigning tactics.

  2. Extremely difficult to leave comments. I have no clue why, I have active blog on blogger.

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