Bernice Sandler (1928-2019), considered the “godmother of Title IX,” devoted decades of her life to documenting, analyzing and stopping the forms of discrimination that held women back academically and professionally in educational settings. Her work led to the passage of Title IX in 1972 – the landmark legislation that banned sex discrimination in federally funded educational institutions.
"I was extraordinarily naive; I believed that if we passed Title IX it would only take a year or two for all the inequities based on sex to be eliminated. After two years, I upped my estimate to five years, then to 10, then to 25, until I finally realized that we were trying to change very strong patterns of behavior and belief, and that changes would take more than my lifetime to accomplish."
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The United States presidential election on November 2, 1920 was the first election in which American women had the right to vote since the ratification of the 19th amendment on August 18, 1920. Achieving this milestone was a long and arduous struggle.Beginning in the 1800s, women organized,...
From 1872 to 1883, Emily Warren Roebling oversaw one of the greatest engineering triumphs in history - the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. In 1869, Emily’s father-in-law, John A. Roebling, took on the immense task of constructing a bridge that would connect Brooklyn to New...
Alice Coachman (November 9, 1923 – July 14, 2014), a track and field star, made history at the 1948 Olympic Games in London becoming the first black woman to win an Olympic medal.Coachman was born and raised in the heart of the segregated south in Albany,...