Interview with Suzy Post, April 29, 2013

Suzy Post describes her childhood, which took place during the Great Depression, and discusses her German-Jewish parents. She tells how this heritage influenced her to become involved in activism. Post shares her early memories of encountering racism, and discusses her decision to join the NAACP chapter at Indiana University. She states that she also joined the ACLU when she returned to Louisville. Post tells how she first became involved in the Open (Fair) Housing Movement in Louisville. Post discusses how churches and organizations donated money to post bail for protesters who had been arrested for their work in the Open Housing Movement. She also talks about the anti-Vietnam War movement, which she was involved in. Post shares her reasons for becoming involved in social justice issues, and specifically in the desegregation of schools in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Post describes some of the harassment and intimidation that she and her family were subjected to because of her work to desegregate Louisville. Post discusses Title IX, and the work that she did with NOW (The National Organization for Women) to ensure that schools were actually complying with the terms that it specified. Post describes her work with the National ACLU. She shares how she helped to persuade the organization to take a stand against the Vietnam War, and to support a woman's right to choose.

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