Lucy Frey

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Lucy Frey
Born 1932
United States
Nationality American
Occupation Educator

Lucy Frey (Lucille Pauline Frey) (born 1932) is an American feminist and gay rights activist and educator. She has been called "a founder of Alaska's lesbian community."[1] On March 6, 2009, she was inaugurated into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame for her work as a feminist and an educator.[2] Frey is also a businesswoman and a social studies teacher at Clark Junior High School, where she also developed the curriculum for the students.[2]

Early life[edit]

Frey is originally from Missouri, which is where she was raised and went to school before moving to Alaska. She went to school and studied education, for which she received a bachelor's degree. She then goes on to graduate school where she received a master's degree in History and English and last but not least she went on to get her PHD in Women’s History.

She moved to Alaska in the late 1950s and lived there until 1993. Where she was a teacher for 18 years.[2]


Lucy Frey was also the co-owner of the Alaska Women's Bookstore, which inadvertently served as a communal resource site for women in Anchorage.[3] The bookstore became a resource center for women when it began taking in other feminist organizations throughout the community that were closing, often due to losses in funding.[3]

Lucy Frey also wrote her own work titled "One Woman, One Women's Bookstore: Case Study and Comment on the Place of a Women's Bookstore in a Community" published in 1985, in which she discusses the Women's Bookstore Movement and the significance it has had on women's equality as well as other insight on women's bookstores and what it takes for someone to effectively open one in their own community.[4]


  1. ^ Ross, E. "Lucy Frey Inducted into Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame". Anchorage News. Bent Alaska. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lucy Frey". Hall of Fame. Alaska Women's Hall of Fame. Retrieved 1 November 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ a b Onosaka, Junko (2013-10-14). Feminist Revolution in Literacy: Women's Bookstores in the United States. Routledge. ISBN 9781135499082. 
  4. ^ Frey, L. P. (1987-01-01). "One woman, one women's bookstore: case study and comments on the place of a women's bookstore in a community (movement, feminist, literature, authors, music, history, united states, canada, alaska).". 0453 - Women's Studies.