A Twentieth Century Woman:
Lucy Kramer Cohen  1907 - 2007

Berkeley Premier Wins Accolades
3/12/2012 9:05:33 PM

The audience of nearly 100 fell in love with Lucy the person and applauded ‘Lucy” the film yesterday afternoon at the Berkeley Premier. They laughed at Lucy’s jokes, followed her life and career intently, gasped at Felix’s death and felt tears spring to their eyes when Lucy’s generous life came to its touching conclusion. 

The  Premier was held at the Berkeley History Center--where the excellent exhibit “Berkeley Women: Celebrating 100 Years of Women Voting in California” is still on the walls—an appropriate setting for this committed “Lucy Stoner” and woman who devoted her life with such energy and intensity to family, friends, and colleagues, to Felix and to his work, to Indians and their rights, to her own work and multiple careers and then to her love of drawing the human body and life in the Washington art world.

I've posted some public photos at the Premier on my facebook page at www.facebook.com/nkbickel?sk=photos for those that would like to take a look. 

Posted By Mary Lou Breiman, Monday, March 12, 2012 9:48:33 PM
I was not the only one in the audience who left with tears in my eyes. I got to know this woman who was born earlier than I, but who achieved so much despite the hurdles for women in her time. She has a lot to teach us in the "liberated age". Our struggle
is not over. The young women in our schools still feel that need to be submissive to men. They don't need to! They can quietly achieve their goals as Lucy did; and thanks to newer laws on equality, have fewer obstacles. Young men now accept and embrace this
rational equality when in a partnership. Thanks for this documentation of a woman who was in the transition and still stands as a role model. Of course, Lucy, had wonderful personal qualities and so do we all. Just different.