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The Women's Movement Key Events Maps Transcript Webography

Link to Feature  = to The Women's Movement?   Link to Transcript  = to the Transcript

1954

Link to TranscriptBrown v. Board of Education declares segregation unconstitutional

1955

Link to TranscriptMontgomery Bus Boycott begins

1957

Link to TranscriptLittle Rock desegregation crisis

1960

Link to TranscriptGreensboro sit-in

 

Link to TranscriptSNCC founded

1961

Link to TranscriptFreedom Rides

 

Link to TranscriptBay of Pigs

1962

First U.S. manned orbit of the Earth

 

Link to TranscriptSilent Spring published

 

Link to TranscriptCuban Missile Crisis

Link to The Women's Movement

1963

Link to TranscriptThe Feminine Mystique published

 

Link to TranscriptBirmingham protests

 

Link to TranscriptCivil Rights March on Washington

 

Link to TranscriptJohn F. Kennedy assassinated

1964

Link to TranscriptCivil Rights Act of 1964

 

Free Speech Movement begins

 

Link to TranscriptTonkin Gulf Resolution

1965

Malcolm X assassinated

1966

National Organization for Women founded

1968

Link to TranscriptMartin Luther King assassinated

 

Link to TranscriptRobert Kennedy assassinated

1969

Stonewall riots

1970

Link to TranscriptCambodia bombings

 

First Earth Day

1973

Link to TranscriptWatergate hearings

 

Roe v. Wade legalizes abortion

1974

Link to TranscriptNixon resigns

An interactive, expanded timeline for the period after 1876 can be found in Program 26.



  

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