Women's Strike for Equality

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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.



  • Women holding posters at women's demonstration march
  • Women's strike demonstration
  • Women's strike demonstration
  • Women's rights demonstrations
  • Women's rights demonstrations
  • Women's liberation demonstration
  • Women's liberation demonstration
  • Women's liberation demonstration
  • Women's liberation demonstration
  • Women's liberation demonstration
  • Women's liberation demonstration
  • Women's liberation demonstration
  • Women's liberation demonstration
  • Women's liberation demonstration
  • Women's rights demonstration
  • Women's liberation demonstration
  • Women's liberation demonstration
  • Women's rights demonstration
  • Women's strike demonstration at City Hall
  • Women's strike demonstration at City Hall
  • Women's rights demonstration
  • Women's liberation demonstration
  • Women's liberation demonstration
  • Women's rights demonstration
  • Women's rights demonstration
  • Anti-women's right demonstration
  • Demonstrators opposed to women's liberation
  • Women's liberation demonstration
  • Women's rights demonstration
  • Women's rights demonstration
  • Women's rights demonstration
  • Women's strike demonstration
  • First Women's March down Fifth  Avenue
  • First Women's March down Fifth  Avenue
  • First Women's March down Fifth Avenue
  • First Women's March down Fifth  Avenue
  • Bella Abzug in Bryant Park for the First Women's March down Fifth Avenue
  • Betty Friedan at First Women's March down Fifth Avenue
  • NOW women place banner at base of Statue of Liberty prior to first Women's March
  • Women putting up "Dolly Madison" sign on Madison Avenue at Second Women's March
  • Second Women's March down Fifth Avenue
  • Filmmaker at women's march
  • Consciousness Raising group at meeting for the Women's March
  • ERA support during Women's March