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A History of Equal Rights In America

1903-1935 (#104)

The 20th century ushers in a new era of equal rights, and the federal government extends a safety net to the unemployed, the elderly, and the poor.
1912 - Juliette Gordon Low Founds the Girl Scouts of America
1916 - Louis Brandeis is the Champion of the Common Man
1920 - Women Gain the Right to Vote
1935 - Social Security Extends a Safety Net to the Unemployed, the Elderly, and the Poor
1935 - Mary McLeod Bethune: American Woman of the 20th Century
[26 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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