Nancy Henderson; Susan Shanbaum; Wendy Vogl; Debbie Lempke
From interior: "On the Seventh of February, 200 People marched to the San Francisco state building to protest the imprisonment of Inez Garcia, a woman who killed the man who helped rape her. 38 Women and 6 men were arrested for refusing to leave the stare building-they were expecting to meet with a representative of governor Brown. Inez Garcia is now serving a sentence for murder at the California institute for women correctional facility. She is there with many other women who have tried to protect themselves in a society which expects us to only be the victims of other people's actions. Wen Inez was asked in court if she were sorry, she said she was only sorry she missed the other man----"
Publisher: Oakland's Woman Press Collective
Edition: First and Only Edition
Date Published: 1975
Place Published: Oakland
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 20 Pages (Unpaginated) plus colored cover. 22cm x 28cm illustrations throughout, Softcover, staplebound, booklet in good condition. The Berkeley Women's music collective, consisting of Nancy Henderson, Susan Shanbaum, Wendy Vogl and Debbie Lempke was a group of women who made and released a self-titled album about women and queer women's lives in the 1970's. This songbook was released prior to the album and includes transcriptions of the album's songs. Meticulously hand lettered by Nancy Vogl this booklet is more than just a collection of songs it is a glimpse into the early fight for equality of women and queer identifying women. With social commentary heavy in their songs it is a reflection of a time and call for change. The illustrations contained within are both powerful and graphic in their depictions of feminity and internal struggle. Also included are photographs of the members, important political and social rallies and protests of the time, which remain relevant to this day. This songbook is a culturaly significant piece providing a window back to this period in our history.