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The Resource Life on the line, Faye Wattleton

Life on the line, Faye Wattleton

Label
Life on the line
Title
Life on the line
Statement of responsibility
Faye Wattleton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "I have never believed in the impossible," declares Wattleton, acknowledging that it is a motto she learned at her mother's knee. By any measure, Faye Wattleton has led an extraordinary life. The daughter of a black female fundamentalist preacher, Faye Wattleton went on to become the first African American president of Planned Parenthood, serving from 1978 to 1992, and the first woman to head the organization since Margaret Sanger founded it in 1916. The young Faye found strength and pride in her mother's achievements: at a time when most black women were struggling under the double repression of racism and sexism, Ozie Wattleton became a fiery fundamentalist minister who riveted congregations, both white and black, all over the country. Ozie's devotion to her calling made her a wonderful role model for her only child, but as the minister's daughter Faye was expected to be the living exemplar of her mother's teachings
  • Committed to her own identity, Faye chose a very different path from her mother's. A nursing student at Ohio State University and later a graduate of Columbia University's midwifery program, Wattleton dedicated herself to healing - only to be stunned by the harsh realities of women's lives in America, especially the humiliation and danger inflicted on women by illegal abortions. She joined Planned Parenthood because it offered dignity and reproductive options to women, and she rose quickly to the top of the organization. During the fourteen years of her controversial leadership, Wattleton moved Planned Parenthood into the forefront of the movement to preserve and extend women's reproductive rights, standing up to an increasingly vocal and violent right-wing opposition. This battle - waged through our judicial, legislative, and social systems - is recounted with both clarity and passion in Life on the Line
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TMN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wattleton, Faye
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women social reformers
  • African American women social reformers
  • Birth control
  • Pro-choice movement
  • Birth control clinics
  • Wattleton, Faye
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Label
Life on the line, Faye Wattleton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Replacement leaf (p. 471-472) inserted
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [473]-486)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35652753
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 489 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780345392657
Lccn
96097002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
LW
Label
Life on the line, Faye Wattleton
Publication
Note
Replacement leaf (p. 471-472) inserted
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [473]-486)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35652753
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 489 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780345392657
Lccn
96097002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
LW

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      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
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