"A Feminist Legacy" is a historically significant "ethics as story" account of the life of Wilma Scott Heide, one of the founding mothers of the 2nd wave of feminism, 3rd President of the National Organization for Women (NOW), humorist and scholar. From extensive interviews, letters and published and unpublished papers, Haney traces the vision and activism of Wilma and her company of friends and colleagues. The story spans Wilma's first kindergarten protest, her challenges to her nursing etchers and peers, her civil rights activism of the 50's and 60's, her presidency of NOW, and her peace activism of the 80's. This is an inspiring story of a vision that is possible based on an ethic of freedom, humaneness, and personal and political excellence.
Eleanor Humes Haney (1931-1999) earned her PhD in theological ethics from Yale University. She taught in Virginia, Minnesota and Maine, and served as consultant on issues in theology, feminism and ethics. She was involved in a Feminist Spiritual Community and had an abiding commitment to social and economic justice. The Eleanor Humes Haney Fund was established in her memory to provide grants for social justice and peace projects.