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Women and the American Experience Concise, 2/e
Nancy Woloch, Barnard College

High Expectations: 1950-1975

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Good Housekeeping collage 1960s
(http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/wlm/fun-games2/fun-games2-photos-72.jpeg)

Look at a photo collage from Good Housekeeping in the 1960s depicting homemakers of the era.
Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique Chapter One
(http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst203/documents/friedan1.html)

Published in 1963, Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique shocked society and provided a voice of reason and encouragement for unhappy homemakers. Read chapter one, "The Problem With No Name".
Look at No More Fun and Games: A Journal of Female Liberation
(http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/wlm/fun-games2/)

Look at No More Fun and Games: A Journal of Female Liberation, which was published in 1969 with essays on liberation for black American women.
Interview with Rosa Parks
(http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/par0int-1)

Read an interview with Rosa Parks from 1995 in which she recalls her 1955 bus ride, her motivations, and her perspective 40 years later.
Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s
(http://www.ualr.edu/~arwomen/law.htm)

See pictures of women in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
Civil Rights Movements Photos
(http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/moore/widow.shtml)

Look at more photographs of the Civil Rights Movements.
Civil Rights Movements Photos 2
(http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/moore/vote.shtml)

Look at more photographs of the Civil Rights Movements.
Civil Rights Movements Photos 3
(http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/moore/klan.shtml)

Look at more photographs of the Civil Rights Movements.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
(http://www.dol.gov/oasam/regs/statutes/2000e-16.htm)

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on sex in employment. Read the text of Title VII.
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972
(http://www.ed.gov/pubs/TitleIX/index.html)

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in the operation of public educational institutions. Read the text of the law.
Griswold vs. Connecticut legalized contraceptives for married couples
(http://members.aol.com/abtrbng2/oa/griswoldoa.htm)

Griswold vs. Connecticut legalized contraceptives for married couples. Read the transcribed 1965 oral arguments of the Supreme Court case.
Ms. Magazine
(http://www.msmagazine.com/msherstory.asp)

Read the "herstory" of Ms. Magazine to learn about the early days of the influential feminist publication and the position of the women's movement in 1971. Also, see an early cover featuring Wonder Woman.
1973 Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade
(http://hometown.aol.com/abtrbng/index.htm)

Read the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade that legalized abortion in the United States.
National Organization for Women
(http://www.now.org/history/purpos66.html)

Professional women created the National Organization for Women in 1966. Read the original Statement of Purpose.