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Women & The Spirit Of '76 Women's Rights Movement

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keywords: social unrest and protest, women's rights movement, womens rights, equal rights, gender equality, feminism, feminist, betty friedan, dr. rita hauser, governor ella grasso, abigail adams, phyllis wheatley

Synopsis: Commentators and leaders of the 1970's Women's Rights Movement comment and make connections between the 200 years of progress attained in 1976 to the leadership and reality of Women's Rights in 1776...(read more)

  • Date: 1976
  • Duration: 00:32:47
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Color
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

Women & The Spirit Of '76 - Women's Rights Movement

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Women & The Spirit Of '76 - Women's Rights Movement

Betty Friedan, Professor Richard B. Morris, Dr. Rita Hauser, Dr. Jesse Bernard, Bennetta Washington, Governor Ella Grasso, Catherine Filene Shouse, Patricia Linh, Dr. Margaret Mead, relate to the progress made in the women's movement in 1976 related to the leadership provided by their sisters of 1776-Abigail Adams, Phyllis Wheatley, Mercy Otis warren and Molly Pitcher.

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Re-enactment of rebellion in the American Colonies protesting the British tax on tea. Colonist grabbing and throwing a crate of tea through the window of a store in Boston


Women's rights movement of the 1970s. Women carrying signs protesting discrimination against women


Shows book, The Feminine Mystique, written by Betty Friedan. Betty Friedan speaks on organizing women to protest lack of opportunities and women's rights in America in the 1970s


Professor Richard B. Morris, Historian, speaks on the status of women during the American Revolution


Dr. Rita Hauser, speaks on the role Abigail Adams played in American Revolution


Women carrying protest sign; sign reads “We've Come A Long Way Baby, Maybe”. Crowds shouts “What Do We Want; Equal Rights” “When Do We Want Them Now, Now, Now”


Dr. Jesse Bernard speaks on the adjustment of the family and women in the industrial society of today. Women doing different jobs and different occupations for women in an industrialize country


Bennetta Washington speaks on working women


Woman as Production Foreman in a steel mill. Shows Connecticut Governor Ella Grasso


Catherine Filene Shouse, a patron of the arts who helped found the Kenny Center For Performing Arts. Catherine Filene Shouse also developed Wolf Trap and the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts


Patricia Linh speaks on women in politics in the 1970s. In 1974 1500 women ran for political office


Dr. Margaret Mead speaks on women's suffrage and the present feminist movement in the 1970s


Betty Friedan speaks again on the women's movement


Footage of women carrying signs in the fight for women's rights