Mona Charen and Debora Spar on Women's Rights in 1968
The program began with a clip of a November 2000 speech by National Organization for Women founding member Betty Friedan on the necessity of a renewed women’s movement in the 1960s.
Syndicated columnist Mona Charen and former Barnard College president Debora Spar talked about women’s rights in 1968 as part of C-SPAN’s “1968: America in Turmoil” series. In 1968, women protesting that year’s Miss America pageant challenged not only the beauty contest but long-held assumptions about American womanhood when they hung a bed sheet inside the Atlantic City convention hall declaring “Women’s Liberation.” Women’s rights then became part of the national conversation, transforming households and workplaces across the country and society itself.
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