Women's History Month Profiles: Anne Feeney

Women’s History Month Profiles: Anne Feeney

This year, for Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making women’s history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today’s profile is Anne Feeney.

Feeney, who died of COVID-19 in February, was a major player in the folk music circuit and the first woman to be president of a musician’s union. In her iconic music career, she performed more than 4,000 shows throughout the United States and Europe and collaborated regularly with artists like Pete Seeger, John Prine, and Peter, Paul and Mary. Her anthem “Have You Been to Jail for Justice” is sung on picket lines and in jail cells worldwide. She regularly performed at union halls, on picket lines and at rallies. She also graduated with a law degree and practiced law for more than a decade, primarily representing refugees and survivors of domestic violence.

Kenneth Quinnell
Mon, 03/15/2021 – 09:30

Updated: March 15, 2021 — 8:30 am