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A History of Equal Rights In America

1837-1862 (#102)

American women launch the world's first equal rights movement, while Blacks build their own universities for equality in education.
1837 - Mary Lyon Leads the Fight for Equality in Education
1843 - Juana Briones Establishes Women's Property Rights
1848 - New York Passes the First Married Women's Property Act
1849 - Amelia Bloomer Founds The Lily
1854 - Blacks Begin the Struggle for Equality in Education
1862 - Homestead Act Opens Up Property Rights for Women
[27 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Recounts the significant advances and the ongoing effort to gain a clear and permanent guarantee of privileges for women and all economically disadvantaged groups. From the right to own property, to the formation of labor unions, women's suffrage, consumer rights, equal pay, Title IX and the Disabilities Act. This series includes key historical individuals such as: Susan B. Anthony, Horace Mann, Mary Lyon, Juana Briones, Betty Friedan, Madeleine Albright and more. Hosted by Rosa Vasquez.

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