In 1971, when Miami feminist and National Organization for Women leader Roxcy Bolton submitted a list of women qualified for political office in Florida, she naturally included the name of Miami Herald women's page editor, Marie Anderson.1 After all, Anderson had spent the past two decades laying the groundwork for the feminist movement by covering gender discrimination and inequities in the Miami area and fighting for women in the journalism profession. Bolton, who had launched a successful 1969 challenge to the Miami practice of maintaining separate "men only" sections in downtown restaurants,2 said of Anderson: "She made a difference. Womenkind are [sic] better off for Marie Anderson for reporting the truth."Bolton's praise for Anderson raises important questions about the intersection of traditional publications for and about women and the modern feminist movement of the post-World War II era.
Voss, Kimberly Wilmot
"A Women's Page Pioneer: Marie Anderson and Her Influence at the Miami Herald and Beyond,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 85:
4, Article 4.
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