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        Civil Rights and the Women's Movement

        Compare and contrast the experiences of African American and white women facing discrimination in the 1950s and 1960s. In a culminating activity, students will then research current areas of discrimination and formulate an anti-discrimination campaign.

        For All Women

        African American women saw little in the Women's Movement that resonated with their lives. They had to work to support their families and saw little in common with the women of NOW.

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        Awakenings

        During the 1950s women were expected to get married, have children and live happily in the suburbs. Advertising and television perpetuated this ideal of women. Jobs were usually low paying and dead ended.

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        Civil Rights

        Radicalized by their experiences for Civil Rights, women began see there needed to be a women's liberation movement.

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