Live-Blogging Women’s History: March 24, 1919

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March 24, 1919: With a suffrage victory seeming imminent, the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s Golden Jubilee tonight looked forward rather than back. While honoring its founders for their pioneering work 50 years ago, most of the day’s attention was happily focused on what to do after national woman suffrage is finally achieved. The most […]

Live-Blogging Women’s History: March 23, 1895

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March 23, 1895: The plight of women and girls who work in New York City’s dry goods stores was the subject of compelling testimony at a legislative hearing today. Assembly members heard detailed accounts of oppressive working conditions, but also measures being implemented to improve them. Alice Woodbridge was an early witness who testified, “It […]

Live-Blogging Women’s History: March 22, 1972

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March 22, 1972: Equality for women and men, once considered among the most radical of ideas, has now received the overwhelming endorsement of both houses of Congress in the form of an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. The amendment reads: Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the […]

Live-Blogging Women’s History: March 21, 1938

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March 21, 1938: Jubilation today among Equal Rights Amendment supporters. After an almost 15-year struggle, the ERA has for the first time been reported to a branch of Congress. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9 to 9 today–a tie being sufficient–to report Senate Joint Resolution 65 to the full Senate for action. It reads, Men […]

Live-Blogging Women’s History: March 20, 1937

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March 20, 1937: Amelia Earhart’s legendary skill as a pilot averted a potentially fatal disaster today in her unsuccessful attempt to fly to Howland Island. She immediately assured everyone that once her plane is repaired, she will be off again on her around-the-world flight. She was barreling down the runway at Hawaii’s Luke Field at […]

Live-Blogging Women’s History: March 19, 1937

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March 19, 1937: Dozens more women were arrested today both inside and outside the Woolworth store at 34 W. 14th St. in Manhattan on this third day of a strike by members of Local 1250 of the Department Store Employees Union. Strikers are seeking a 40-hour week for $20 pay and company recognition of their […]

Live-Blogging Women’s History: March 18, 1970

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March 18, 1970: Just 48 hours after 46 women filed an E.E.O.C. complaint against Newsweek charging sexism, another and far more radical action has been taken against a mainstream media giant. “Never underestimate the power of a woman” is the motto of the Ladies Home Journal, so when more than 100 women occupied its offices […]

Live-Blogging Women’s History: March 17, 1937

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March 17, 1937: Amelia Earhart is airborne! More than 5,000 cheering fans were on hand as she took off from Oakland, Calif., for a record-breaking around-the-world flight. Early reports are that all is going well on this first leg of the journey, with Hawaii as her goal. As grueling as this 2,392-mile flight may be, […]

Live-Blogging Women’s History: March 16, 1970

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March 16, 1970: The publishers of Newsweek now have more confirmation than they might want that their current cover story, “Women in Revolt,” is both accurate and timely. Forty-six women who work for Newsweek announced today that they have filed a complaint against the magazine with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging sex bias–the first […]

Live-Blogging Women’s History: March 15, 1912

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March 15, 1912: Suffragists in both New York and Philadelphia let it be known today that they are not to be trifled with. The first example occurred at the Woman’s Industrial Exhibition in the new Grand Central Palace in New York City, where the New York State Woman Suffrage Association battled for booth space. Yesterday […]