Reflecting on the IWY Conference 1977-2017

I headed back to Houston this week to participate in a two day conference building on our NEH Seminar about the 1977 Women's Convention. I was presenting a paper entitled, “Torchbearer: Michelle Cearcy and the Racial Politics of Visibility and Symbol at the 1977 National Women’s Conference” on a panel “‘It’s Our Movement Now’: Black Women’s Politics and the 1977 National Women’s Conference”. We also have a forthcoming antholgy on the same topic.