Rita Mae Brown

Born: Nov 28, 1944 AD
Currently alive, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors

1944 - Born in Hanover, Pennsylvania on the 28th of November.

1960s -  Attended the University of Florida but was expelled for her participation in a civil rights rally.

         - She later moved to New York and attended New York University, where she received a degree in classics and English.

         - She also holds a doctorate in political science from the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.

         - Turned her attention to politics. She became active in the American Civil Rights Movement, the anti-war movement, the Gay Liberation movement and the feminist movement.

1970 - She took an administrative position with the fledgling National Organization for Women, but angrily resigned in February over Betty Friedan's anti-gay remarks and NOW's attempts to distance itself from lesbian organizations.

         - On the 1st of May, she played a leading role in the "Lavender Menace" zap of the Second Congress to Unite Women, which protested Friedan's remarks and the exclusion of lesbians from the women's movement.

         - She became a founding member of The Furies, a lesbian feminist newspaper collective which held that heterosexuality was the root of all oppression.


1971 -  The Hand That Cradles the Rock.


1973 - Songs to a Handsome Woman, Rubyfruit Jungle.


1976 - In Her Day and essay A Plain Brown Rapper.


1978 - Six of One.


1982 - Southern Discomfort.


1983 - Sudden Death.


1986 - High Hearts.


1988 - Bingo and the essay, Starting from Scratch.


1990 - Wish You Were Here.


1992 - Rest in Pieces.


1994 - Dolley.


1995 - Pay Dirt, or the Adventures at Ash Lawn.


1996 - Riding Shotgun.


1997 - Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser.

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