Dorothy Pittman Hughes ia a feminist, child-welfare advocate, African-American activist, public speaker, author, pioneering African-American small business owner, and mother of three daughters. She was a co-founder of Ms. Magazine in 1972. She organized the first shelter for battered women in New York City. Hughes moved to Jacksonville and focused her activism in the Northside community growing food within the neighborhoods to combat poverty. She owned the Gateway Bookstore in Jacksonville. Ms. Dorothy Pittman Hughes also co-founded with Gloria Steinem and others the Women’s Action Alliance in 1971. The two women toured together speaking about gender, class and race throughout the 1970s.
She will be discussing her book “Wake Up and Smell the Dollars! Whose Inner-City Is This Anyway!: One Woman's Struggle Against Sexism, Classism, Racism, Gentrification, and the Empowerment Zone”
3435 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32277
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