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Women’s Equality Day
August 26 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fifty years after Tennessee’s ratification of the 19th Amendment, Betty Friedan and the National Organization for Women organized a nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality. There were rallies in 90 cities and towns but most memorable were the 50,000 who marched down Fifth Avenue in NYC.
A year later, on August 26, Representative Bella Abzug (D-NY) introduced a bill making August 26th Women’s Equality Day. Bella inspired many. Her hallmark was a wide-brimmed hat with which she commanded authority.