The following digital collections contain interviews with a wide range of women activists, from different generations and geographics, addressing diverse themes of social jusitce. We would love to hear about other oral history projects that should be listed here.
Black Women Oral History Project (Radcliffe Insitute for Advanced Study)
Oral histories created between 1976 and 1981 with 72 older African-American women from across the United States. Interviewees were born in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and each had “made substantial contributions to improving the lives of African-Americans and all people, through professional and voluntary activities, in their communities and nationally.”
Chicana por mi Raza
Started in 2009, this on-going collection of oral histories with Chicanx and Latinx documents life stories of women who have pursued a life in the United States as minorities and worked on a range of social justice and women's rights issues. The archive includes over 70 oral histories of women born, primarily, between the 1940s and 1960s, and from more than a dozen states.
Feminist Freedom Warriors
An on-going project, this archive of videos documents conversations between feminist activists who have been working over the years to address economic, anti-racist, social justice, and anti-capitalist issues across national borders. The conversations include Chandra Mohanty and Linda Carty with other feminist scholar-activists who have been “sister-comrades” in visions of social and economic justice. Among those interviewed are Angela Davis, Zillah Eisenstein, and, in December 2016, GFP interviewee Flavia Agnes.
Queer Newark (Rutgers University)
An on-going collection of audio-recorded oral history interviews with "trailblazers and legends" in the LGBTQ community in Newark, New Jersey.
Voices of Feminism Oral History Project (Smith College)
Interviews with USA women activists in the late 20th century, including artists and writers, activists working on labor issues and in peace and anti-racism movements, lesbian rights advocates, grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers, and women of color reproductive justice leaders.