Florence Howe

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"Born in New York, Florence Howe was educated at Hunter College, Smith College, and the University of Wisconsin. From the many positions that she has held, Howe was a lecturer in English, a professor of English, and the founder and president of the Feminist Press. As a writer, editor, and publisher, she won the awards of the National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship in 1971-73, many other fellowships, including the Ford Foundation Fellowship for the study of women in.society, and the Hall of Fame honor at Hunter College. As a contributer to the field of women's studies and feminist scholarship, Florence Howe has made a unique and critical voice for the American feminist movement, especially as founder of the Feminist Press." [1]

"In August 1964, Florence Howe coordinated and taught at the Blair Street Freedom School, one of nine such schools in Jackson." [2]

Selected Publications

  • Myths of Coeducation: Selected Essays, 1965-1983. University of Indiana Press, 1984.
  • No More Masks! An Anthology of American Women Poets. Doubleday, 1973; HarperCollins, 1993.
  • Tradition and the Talents of Women. Edited and with an Introduction. University of Illinois Press, 1991.
  • Almost Touching the Skies: Women's Coming of Age Stories. (Edited with Jean Casella) The Feminist Press, 2000.
  • The Politics of Women's Studies: Testimony from 30 Founding Mothers. (Edited and with an essay) The Feminist Press, 2000.

Resources and articles

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  1. Florence Howe, accessed April 16, 2010.
  2. Interview: Florence Howe, Jewish Women's Archive, accessed April 16, 2010.