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Loretta J. Ross

Videos from her collection

Loretta Ross is a grassroots organizer, and leader of national and international movements for racial and economic justice and women's rights. She is an expert in the politics of women's health, hate groups, and sexual violence. She has served most recently as co-founder and national director of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. For more information see finding aid for the Loretta Ross Papers.

The following videos were digitized from VHS and Hi8 videotapes from Loretta's personal collection which she donated to the SSC with her papers. They include speeches, conference panels, television broadcasts, workshops, protests, and documentaries, circa 1986-2001. Topics pertain primarily to human rights, racial justice, women's health, reproductive justice for women of color, and domestic violence. Most feature or include Loretta Ross, but not all. Video and audio quality varies depending on the age of the tape and conditions of the original recording.

NOTE: the content of this playlist is available for viewing on Smith College campus only. See below for more information on access.


An extensive oral history with Loretta Ross is part of the SSC's Voices of Feminism Oral History Project and Loretta Ross has donated her personal papers to the Sophia Smith Collection. Selections from her papers are available in the Power of Women's Voices online exhibit.

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Playlist created by Beverly Floyd (AC, Smith class 2016)

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