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Women and Work is a proud partner of the National Women's History Project

 “Women’s History is Women’s Right.” – It is an essential and indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision.”
(Dr. Gerda Lerner)

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June Highlights in US Women’s History

  • June 1, 1993 – Connie Chung becomes the second woman to co-anchor the evening news, 17 years after Barbara Walters became the first in 1976
  • June 9, 1949 – Georgia Neese Clark confirmed as the first woman treasurer of the United States
  • June 10, 1963 - Equal Pay Act enacted: “To prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.” (PL 88-38) 
  • June 11, 1913 – Women in Illinois celebrate passage of a state woman suffrage bill allowing women to vote in presidential elections
  • June 17, 1873 – Susan B. Anthony’s trial starts for illegally voting in Rochester, New York on November 5, 1872
  • June 20, 1921 – Alice Robertson ((R-Oklahoma) becomes the first woman to chair the House of Representatives
  • June 21, 1997 – The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) plays its first game
  • June 23, 1972 – Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is signed by President Nixon, one of the most important legislation initiatives passed for women and girls since women won the vote in 1920. This legislation guarantees equal access and equal opportunity for females and males in almost all aspects of our educational systems
  • June 25, 1903 – Madame Marie Curie announces her discovery of radium


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