BWOA Oral Histories

Oral history interview with Aileen Hernandez

Phone interview transcript with Aileen Hernandez (May 23, 1926 – February 13, 2017), a founding member of Black Women Organized for Action, conducted by Kimberly Springer on September 14, 1997.

Topics covered include: ideological and other disputes within BWOA, pushback against racial profiling during the manhunt for the “Zebra Killer,” a campaign for symphony tympanist Elayne Jones, BWOA’s financial situation, endorsement of political candidates, Sapphire Publishing Company, the 1982 “Black Women Stirring the Waters” conference, the General Mills Boycott, the Feminist Credit Union, the official end of BWOA and adhoc activities since the 1980s.