On the 50th anniversary of national woman suffrage, Betty Friedan spearheaded the Women’s Strike for Equality march

“We’re a movement now,” proclaimed feminist Kate Millett to tens of thousands of women who marched through the streets of New York on August 26, 1970, to demand full gender equality. ... Read More

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  • STEINEM AND HUGHES
    STEINEM AND HUGHES
  • ELLEN BROIDY
    ELLEN BROIDY
  • GOLDIE CHU
    GOLDIE CHU

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Key Events

Global Events
Local Events

1917 New York women win the right to vote; the 19th Amendment enfranchises women nationally three years later, but certain state and federal laws block many women of color from the polls

1960 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the first oral contraceptive, Enovid

1963 The President’s Commission on the Status of Women, led by Eleanor Roosevelt, releases its first report; Congress passes the Civil Rights Act, which prohibitions discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, and sex

1966 National Organization for Women founded

1970 Women’s Equality Day march in New York City

1973 The Supreme Court establishes the right to abortion in Roe v. Wade

1982 The Equal Rights Amendment fails to be ratified

2017 Women’s March in Washington, DC, New York City, and across the country

Key Events

1917 New York women win the right to vote; the 19th Amendment enfranchises women nationally three years later, but certain state and federal laws block many women of color from the polls
1960
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the first oral contraceptive, Enovid
1963
The President’s Commission on the Status of Women, led by Eleanor Roosevelt, releases its first report; Congress passes the Civil Rights Act, which prohibitions discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, and sex
1966
National Organization for Women founded
1970 Women’s Equality Day march in New York City
1973
The Supreme Court establishes the right to abortion in Roe v. Wade
1982
The Equal Rights Amendment fails to be ratified
2017 Women’s March in Washington, DC, New York City, and across the country