Oral History Interview with Francesca Benson

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Title

Oral History Interview with Francesca Benson

Description

By law, Francesca Benson (then Stonaker) had to stop teaching when she adopted her children. In 1969, she joined the central New Jersey Chapter of the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.), and was soon drawn into a committee tasked with setting up full-time day nursery. Alongside fellow activists. Francesca found and lost premises, recruited teachers, and enrolled the first crop of University NOW Day Nursery (UNOW) students. In this interview, Francesca remembers the hard yet rewarding work of founding a school, and reflects on the arc of women’s rights in the past five decades.

Creator

UNOW & Then, a Voices of Princeton Partner Project

Date

2019 May 10

Rights

This interview is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License. The interviewee retains copyright.

Language

English

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Francesca Benson

Interviewer

Carolyn Jones

Location

Princeton, NJ 08540

Duration

50:52

Original Format

1 WAV audio file

Citation

UNOW & Then, a Voices of Princeton Partner Project , “Oral History Interview with Francesca Benson,” accessed August 23, 2019, http://voicesofprinceton.org/items/show/15.