A History of Equal Rights In America
Programs Six and Seven showcase the decades of the 60s and 70s, the greatest era of equal rights the nation has ever seen with equality extended to consumers, the elderly, gays, women, workers and children.
Chapters Program 7: 1971 - 1973
1972 - Congress Passes the Equal Employment Opportunity Act
1972 - Title IX and the Female Athlete
1972 - The Battle over the Equal Rights Amendment
1973 - Children's Defense Fund Founded
Information For Teachers
- Grade Levels
- 6-8, 9-12
- Curricular Areas
- Social Studies
- Series Length
- 8 episodes
- Average Episode Length
- 27 minutes
- Record Rights
- Recording/duplication allowed as long as IPTV broadcasts the series. If you miss the broadcast, contact your AEA for copies.
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Series Description: Recounts the significant advances and the ongoing effort to gain a clear and permanent guarantee of privileges for women and all economically disadvantaged groups. From the right to own property, to the formation of labor unions, women's suffrage, consumer rights, equal pay, Title IX and the Disabilities Act. This series includes key historical individuals such as: Susan B. Anthony, Horace Mann, Mary Lyon, Juana Briones, Betty Friedan, Madeleine Albright and more. Hosted by Rosa Vasquez.
All Upcoming Episodes
There are no broadcasts currently planned. Please check back for future broadcast dates.
These episodes of A History of Equal Rights In America aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- 1973-2011 (#108)
- 1971-1973 (#107)
- 1964-1970 (#106)
- 1936-1963 (#105)
- 1903-1935 (#104)
- 1863-1902 (#103)
- 1837-1862 (#102)
- 1772-1837 (#101)