Sisterhood and After: an oral history of the Women’s Liberation Movement

8 March 2013 saw the launch of a new online resource exploring the UK’s first national Women’s Liberation Movement oral history archive.

 

Visit Sisterhood and After: An Oral History of the Women's Liberation Movement

International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013, saw the launch of a new online resource exploring the UK’s first national Women’s Liberation Movement oral history archive.

From Spare Rib to Greenham Common, Southall Black Sisters to the Northern Ireland Women's Right's Movement, this site explores the stories of the women who powered the UK Women’s Liberation Movement. Sisterhood and After is a three year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust in partnership with the University of Sussex and The Women’s Library.

The Sisterhood website is aimed at secondary school students and teachers, and lifelong learners. Through oral history audio clips, contextual narrative, archival images, and specially commissioned films, site visitors will be able to:

  • Learn how women fought to change society and their own lives in relation to:
    • Sex discrimination
    • Equal pay
    • Freedom of expression
    • Anti-war and nuclear weapons
    • Black and lesbian liberation and much more…
  • Investigate the public protests and personal experiences that characterised the struggle for women’s equality in the 1970s
  • Listen to the voices of the women who were the driving force behind the UK movement

Visit www.bl.uk/sisterhood to find out more about this exciting, sometimes controversial, always thought-provoking period in recent history.

 

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