"What do these women WANT?"
- New York Times, March 10,1968
Throughout the 20th century women strived to break barriers and gain more rights. The World Wars exposed women to the world outside the home and changed their perspective of their role in society. Several civil rights laws aided women in fulfilling their quest for equality in voting rights, employment and wages. One key component lacking was equity in education.
Strides in Women's Fight for Equality
"Women were nurtured in the 1950s, rebelled against authority in the 1960s, asserted their rights in 1970s ...."
- National Archives, Online Exhibits, American Women