Worker's Rights & Economic Equality
Discrimination and sexism were common in the work place. Classified ads were separated by sex and equal access to credit and banking was a long-fought battle. These images document protests and actions against sexual discrimination, equal pay for equal work, union activism, minority rights and affirmative action. The records of Boston N.O.W., 9 to 5, National Organization for Women, NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund, and, Women's Equity Action League, document these struggles, as do the papers of many individuals in the Schlesinger Library collections.