In the Press

This section contains interviews with Mary and articles about her life’s work in the field of nonviolence.

  • The Washington Post article “The transformative 1960s still have a grip on America” (July 1, 2022) by Michael Bobelian cites “the ‘Sex and Caste’ memo drafted by Mary King and Casey Hayden,” which is a reference to their 1965 document reticently titled “A Kind of Memo.” This document originated from their political organizing with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the civil rights movement, and is among the earliest bids for contemporary U.S. feminism. They first shared it with their sisters in SNCC, then mailed it to 40 women who were working on questions of justice across the nation. Liberation Magazine in April 1966 published it as