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Sixties / Seventies

Women's liberation movement, women in the civil rights movements, and other involvements of women in the 1960s-70s in the US and the world.
  1. Second Wave Feminism
  2. Civil Rights Movement
  3. Affirmative Action
  4. Angela Davis
  5. Rosa Parks

Feminist Consciousness-Raising Groups
An explanation of feminist consciousness-raising groups: what was the purpose of a consciousness-raising group, and what did its members do? Learn about the origin and results of feminist consciousness-raising.

Jane Fonda and POWs: Myths of Women's History
Yes, she went to North Vietnam and denounced the United States presence in Vietnam - but no, she didn't directly turn in POWs and cause their deaths.

Ladies' Home Journal Sit-In
The Ladies' Home Journal sit-in brought attention to feminists' complaints about women's magazines.

Myths of Women's History: Bra Burning Feminists of the Sixties
Feminists in the 1960s burned their bras - we all know that - even if it Just Ain't So.

National Organization for Women
A profile of the National Organization for Women, founded in 1966 to work for women's equality.

President's Commission on the Status of Women
A history of the President's Commission on the Status of Women, 1961-1963, and its lasting effects.

Jill Johnston Quotes
Quotes by Jill Johnston - part of an extensive collection of quotations by notable women.

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