The History of Womens' Equality

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In History
  • WTUL

    The National Women's Trade Union League was established in 1903 to provide support for improved wages and working conditions for women. Founded by Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, Leonora O'Reilly, Lillian Wald, and Jane Addams
  • Nineteenth Amendment

    Nineteenth Amendment
    In 1919, Congress submitted the Nineteenth Amendment to the states for ratification. Written by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the Nineteenth Amendment granted women the right to vote in political events.
  • Women's Bureau for the Department of Labor

    Women's Bureau for the Department of Labor
    The Women's Bureau was established in the Department of Labor on June 5, 1920. It was given the power to "formulate standards and policies which shall promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.”
  • National Council of Negro Women

    National Council of Negro Women
    Political leader Mary McLeod Bethune creates the National Council of Negro Women. It gave Black women the opportunity to realize their goals for social justice and human rights through united action while also providing representation for the national and international concerns of Negro Women.
  • Women's Army Corps

    Women's Army Corps
    About 150,000 American women served in the WAAC and WAC during World War II thanks to the Women's Army Corps being established in 1943. They were the first women other than nurses to serve with the Army.
  • Althea Gibson

    Althea Gibson
    Althea Gibson was a World No. 1 American sportswoman who became the first African-American woman to be a competitor on the world tennis tour and the first to win a Grand Slam title in 1956. She retired from amateur tennis in 1958.
  • Equal Pay Act

    Equal Pay Act
    Congress passes the Equal Pay Act of 1963, with President John F. Kennedy signing it into law on June 10. The Equal Pay Act abolished the variation in pay between sexes if they were doing the same work.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    Title IX of the Education Amendments is passed, giving women the same high school sports opportunities as boys in federally funded high schools. As a result of this Amendment, womens' enrollment in athletic programs increases dramatically.
  • Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson

    Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson
    After being fired from her job at Meritor Savings Bank, Vinson claimed that she had been subjected to sexual harassment for four years before being fired. After the case is heard by the Supreme Court, it is decided that sexual harassment is a form of illegal job discrimination.
  • Violence Against Women Act

    Violence Against Women Act
    The Violence Against Women Act was signed by President Bill Clinton into law on September 13 of 1994. The Act provided special training for police officers, more federal penalties for sex offenders, and also funds services for victims of rape and domestic violence.
  • Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education

    Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education
    Roderick Jackson, a high school girls basketball coach was fired for complaining that his team wasn't given equal treatment in the school. The Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 decision that Title IX prohibits someone from being fired for complaining about sex-based discrimination.
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    Events in Womens' Equality History