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A History of Equal Rights In America

1973-2011 (#108)

Beginning with Roe v Wade and ending with the Third Wave of Feminism, this episode shows how by the 21st Century, the nation has embraced the idea of equality for all Americans.
1973 - Roe v. Wade
1973 - The American Hospital Association Adopts the First Patient's Bill of Rights
1990 - Americans with Disabilities Act Passes
1997 - Madeleine Albright Begins a New Era for Women in American Leadership
2004 - Massachusetts Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
2011 - The Third Wave of Feminism
[28 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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