TITLE

In the Feminist Fast Lane A Profile of Loretta Ross

AUTHOR(S)
Washington, Laura S.
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Progressive;Oct2007, Vol. 71 Issue 10, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article profiles African American feminist and civil rights activist Loretta Ross. Ross was born in 1953 in Temple, Texas, the sixth of eight children in a churchgoing family. Her Jamaican-born father was a U.S. Army weapons specialist and drill sergeant. She was raped by a soldier at the age of eleven. At fourteen, she was abused again by her mother's adult cousin. She got pregnant and gave birth to her only child, Howard Michael Ross. She moved with her son to Washington D.C. and enrolled at Howard University, where her activism took off. Her latest step is to act as national coordinator of the Atlanta, Georgia-based SisterSong, an influential women's collective that crusades for reproductive rights.
ACCESSION #
27132103

 

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