Edited selections from Women's Equality Day rally in Bryant part 26 Aug 1980. Also called "Women 80." 1980 marks the 60th anniversary of the passage of the Suffrage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Speeches focus on the the state of women in 1980. Part one opens with chanting, then a speech by Rosemary Gaffney. The following speakers include Bella Abzug (1920-1998) (speech cuts in and out at the beginning), actress and activist Vinnie Burrows (b. 1928), Lynn Shapiro, Karen Nussbaum (b. 1950) activist for women office workers. Part two: Arlie Scott, organizer of the first ERA march in 1977, Ruth Messinger (b. 1940) political activist and delegate to the 1980 National Democratic Convention, Geraldine Miller (1920-2005), founder of the Household Technicians to attain equal rights for maids, nannies, and cooks, and Sally Martinez Fisher of the National Congress of Neighborhood Women. There may have been a Part three which is not in the Pacifica Radio Archives.
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