Lessons from the Takeover at 888 Memorial Drive

 

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On March 6, 1971, International Women’s Day marchers turned LEFT ON PEARL and took over a Harvard University building at 888 Memorial Drive, Cambridge declaring it a Women’s Center.  The women occupied the building for 10 days.  In commemoration of this important event, the 888 Women's History Project is making a documentary film, LEFT ON PEARL, which highlights this significant but hidden chapter in Second Wave feminist history.  This action transformed participants’ lives and sparked the creation of many still vibrant community based projects.

888 Memorial Drive
888 Memorial Drive
888 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA

The 888 Women's Takeover

On March 6, 1971, hundreds of women took over a Harvard University building. They occupied it for 10 days. The documentary film, Left on Pearl highlights participants’ recollections within the political context of the time and makes visible this significant but hidden chapter in women’s history. The impact of this action by women, for women, reverberates to this day. 



March 1971

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womentakeover888(at)yahoo(dot)com 

Mail Address
888 Women’s History Project, Inc.
69 Spring Street 
Cambridge, MA 02141
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This program is funded in part by the Massachusetts Foundation For The Humanities.

Also Funded by the Puffin Foundation and The Edna Wardlaw Trust

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888 Women’s History Project, Inc.
69 Spring Street 
Cambridge, MA 02141

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