Frances Beal


Biography of Frances Beal

Frances M. Beal (born January 13, 1940 Binghamton, New York) is a Black feminist and a peace and justice political activist.

After her father's death, she moved to St. Albans, an integrated neighborhood in Queens. She married James Beal; they had two children. They lived in France, from 1959 to 1966. In 1968, she co-founded the Black Women's Liberation Committee of SNCC. She wrote "Double Jeopardy: To Be Black & Female" in 1969. She moved to California, and she was as associate editor of The Black Scholar and wrote for the San Francisco Bay View. She lives in Oakland.

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