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  • Victoria Woodhull is nominated as the first woman candidate for U.S. president for the Equal Rights Party.

  • Equal Pay Act enacted: “To prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers...

  • Susan B. Anthony’s trial starts for illegally voting in Rochester, New York on November 5, 1872.

  • Lucy Burns and Katherine Norey become first women arrested while picketing White House; they were never brought to...

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is signed by President Nixon, one of the most important...

  • President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act; Title VII prohibits sex discrimination in employment.

  • Suffragists crash the Centennial Celebration in Independence Hall to present the Vice President with the “Declaration of the...

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott spearheaded the first women’s rights convention in American History. Over 300 women...

  • The Voting Rights Act outlaws the discriminatory literacy tests that had been used to prevent African Americans from...

  • Certification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women's right to vote.

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