Today in Feminist History: Protesters Demand End to Sex Discrimination in the Workforce (July 30, 1970)

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Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore.


July 30, 1970: Pickets from the National Organization for Women were out early and in force today in seven of fourteen cities that were part of a closed-circuit television conference sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Industry Council.

Today’s protest outside the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, California. The picture was taken by Judith Meuli of Los Angeles N.O.W.

The purpose of the conference was to give employers around the country a chance to talk with representatives of the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal…

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