1968 January 15

“Sisterhood is Powerful”: Women March for Equality


Reportedly, the first use of the slogan “Sisterhood is Powerful” occurred at a radical feminist demonstration in Washington, D.C. on this day. The march also featured a ceremonial “burial of traditional womanhood.” The Jeannette Rankin Brigade, which organized the march, was led by 87-year-old Jeannette Rankin, famous as the first women elected to Congress and the only member to vote against U.S. entry into both World Wars I and II (she joined Congress for the first time on March 4, 1917). Reportedly, the slogan “Sisterhood is Powerful” was coined by Kathie Sarahchild (formerly Kathie Amatniek).

Read the anthology of early feminist writings: Robin Morgan, ed., Sisterhood is Powerful (1970)

Learn about the origins of the slogan: http://www.thisdayinquotes.com/2010/01/origin-of-slogan-sisterhood-is-powerful.html

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