Women's Strike for Equality
Betty Friedan posed the challenge and the National Organization for Women took up the call and organized the Women's Strike for Equality. Thousands of people gathered for the march down 5th Avenue in New York City and assembled in Bryant Park to hear speeches by Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug and others. Friedan encouraged women to go on "strike" from both work and housework. The march took place on August 26, 1970 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States and spurred similar events around the country and each year on the anniversary. View images from both the planning meetings and the march itself as well as a few photographs from subsequent years.