Kennedy, Florynce, 1916-2000
In her law practice, Kennedy handled the estates of jazz performers Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker. Kennedy was much better known, however, for her political and social activism, leading protests against Richard Nixon, the Miss America Pageant, the New York Times, and the Roman Catholic Church. Flo Kennedy wasn't the first black woman to graduate from Columbia Law School (Elreda Alexander, class of 1945, was the first), but she was one of the most outspoken and media-savvy graduates. -- Diamond Law Library, Columbia University Law School WWW site.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- Montgomery--Mississippi Freedom Schools (Lucile Montgomery papers, 1963-1967; Historical Society Library Microforms Room, Micro 44, Reel 1, Segment 19) (Newsletters)
- Montgomery--Mississippi: Wednesdays in Mississippi (Lucile Montgomery papers, 1963-1967; Historical Society Library Microforms Room, Micro 44, Reel 2, Segment 27) (Reports)
- SEDFRE--Community Center Fundraising, Finances and Sponsors, 1964-1965 (Scholarship, Education and Defense Fund for Racial Equality records, 1944-1976; Archives Main Stacks, Mss 546, Box 1, Folder 15) (Correspondence)