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NPR American Chronicles: Women's Equality

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Length: 3 hours


NPR explores the issues, struggles, and triumphs of the American women’s movement, from early pioneers to modern groundbreakers and leaders of today who fight to preserve hard-won rights. Profiles of Victoria Woodhull, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony provide insights into the origins of the movement, while reflections from Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, Geraldine Ferraro, and others reveal the passion and dedication required to maintain progress in the continuing struggle for women’s equality.

Contents:Introduction by Susan StambergWomen: A Political ForceDeclaration of SentimentsThe First Woman to Run for President - In 1872A History of Women’s SuffrageSuffrage 1920: Women Get the VoteFor Elizabeth Cady Stanton, All Women Were Not Created EqualSusan B. Anthony's Pioneering VoteFrances Perkins, New Deal PioneerSuffragette Jeannette Rankin, First Woman RepresentativeShirley Chisholm: The First Black Woman to Run for PresidentStoryCorps: Living in the Backward World of the ‘60sThe National Organization for Women: A Short HistoryBetty Friedan: Women’s Gains and Roles in the FutureStirring up “The Feminine Mystique”Memories of Aunt BettyPolitical Pioneer Geraldine FerraroBella AbzugPageant Protest Sparked Bra-Burning MythPhyllis Schlafly Still Championing the Anti-Feminist FightTitle IXThe PillRoe v. Wade: Two StoriesRoe v. Wade Plaintiff Norma McCorveyGloria Steinem Celebrates Ms. MagazineA Lonely Club for Women in Top Army JobsStoryCorps Griot: Fighting the Big ThreeAmerican Women Changing Their NamesGrowing Up Feminist: Deborah and Naomi Wolf

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