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A History of Equal Rights In America

1936-1963 (#105)

Women, Blacks, Jews and the poor push for equality in education and the workplace.
Chapters:
1939 - The U. S. Food Stamp Program is Enacted
1948 - Brandeis University is Founded
1954 - Brown v. Board of Education
1963 - Betty Friedan Launches the New Women's Movement
1963 - Equal Pay Act Establishes Equal Pay for Equal Work
[26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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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.

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