This week on From the Vault, we celebrate the life of one of the leading voices of feminism, author and artist Kate Millett (1934-2017), whose body of work in art, literature and activism has been instrumental in shaping second-wave feminism. Millett is probably best known for her doctoral thesis turned 1970 best-selling book Sexual Politics – one of several influential books she has written.
Pacifica Radio has been present over the years to capture several important recordings of Millett. We begin with a 1978 recording of Kate Millett speaking at the Gay Academic Union Conference, where she reflects reflecting on several decades of activism, from the pre-Stonewall days to the present-day 1978. Then we’ll hear from Kate Millett in an interview with WBAI host Marillo Murillo that coincided with 1990 release of her book The Loony-Bin Trip.