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Ward, Wynona (circa 1951)



  • Existence: circa 1951


Occupations: Lawyer; Advocacy group.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Voices of Feminism Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00535

Oral History Project documenting the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders. Interviews cover childhood, personal life, and political work. Most oral histories consist of audiovisual recordings and transcripts, plus some background information.

Dates of Materials: 1990-2014

Wynona Ward interviewed by Joyce Follet, January 17–18, 2004

 File — Box: 61
Scope and Contents

Ward has written accounts of the abuse in her childhood home; the oral history does not recount that experience. Ward describes her experience of poverty and rural isolation as they influence gender relations and domestic abuse. She assesses the impact of the women's movement on responses to family violence and details the in-home, "wraparound" services that distinguish Have Justice Will Travel from other advocacy groups and service providers. (Transcript 80 pp.)

Dates of Materials: January 17–18, 2004

Wynona Ward papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00486
Abstract Wynona Ward founded Have Justice Will Travel in 1998, an organization that brings free legal services into rural [Vermont] communities to disrupt domestic abuse. Her papers consist of Ward's vitae; writings by Ward, including narratives of her own experience of domestic violence and essays written for law school classes and for the lecture circuit; domestic violence statistics for Orange County, Vermont in 1995; and a folder containing informational materials about her organization, Have...
Dates of Materials: 1953-2003