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Women's Rights Issues in the 50's and 60's
Transcript of Women's Rights Issues in the 50's and 60's
1945 Women industrial workers begin to lose their jobs in large numbers to returning service men.
1957 The number of women and men voting is approximately equal for the first time.
1960 Women now earn only 60 cents for every dollar earned by men, a decline since 1955. Women of color earn only 42 cents.
1963 The Equal Pay Act, proposed twenty years earlier, establishes equal pay for men and women performing the same job duties.
1963 Betty Friedan's best-seller, The Feminine Mystique, detailed the "problem that has no name."
1964 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bars employment discrimination by private employers, employment agencies, and unions based on race, sex, and other grounds.
1966 NOW is founded
1968 New York Radical Women garner media attention to the women's movement when they protest the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.
1968 The first national women's liberation conference is held in Chicago.
1968 Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) is first Black woman elected to the US Congress Timeline of Women's Right's Events