Most middle class women of the 1950s became homemakers. Many women felt dissatisfied.
African American women were not sure if the women's movement included them.
Women held a sit-in at the offices of Ladies Home Journal
Dr. Love on breaking surgery's glass ceiling and her approach to breast cancer
By the mid 1990's women who had grown up with the movement were coming of age
For the women of the 1950s the societal norm was to get married before college was over
Get to know the story of Barbara Burns and how she broke into a male dominated industry.
Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in the 1973 Battle of the Sexes match.
In 1967 Kathrine Switzer ran in the Boston Marathon.
Abortion would become the leading edge of the Conservative backlash.
The Equal Rights Amendment passed both houses of congress in 1972
While huge strides have been made the fight for equal rights is not over
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