Meridel LeSueur was a writer and activist whose influence has long shaped the Twin Cities’ populist movements. Although the McCarthy era blacklist attempted to squash her distinctive, creative voice, she was later embraced by the countercultural wave of the 1960s and 70s, particularly the feminist movement.
LeSueur’s anti-establishment ethos was passed on to generations after her, and her work continues to have an impact. KFAI’s Sheila Regan talks to LeSueur’s family, those inspired by her, and scholars to explore the significance of the 20th century rabble rouser.
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