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This Month in History: January

January 8, 1968 – The National Organization for Women announced its support for Cindy Judd Hill, in her fight to regain her position teaching position in a Pittsburgh high school. Ms. Hill was fired after she gave birth to a baby while on sabbatical to obtain a master’s degree.

January 19, 1972 – The Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania denies the appeal by the Pittsburgh Press that they are violating the Pittsburgh anti-discrimination ordinance by publishing want ads separately for women and men.


January 10, 1921 (2010):  Ann Steyler co-founded the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh in 1974. It was one of the first domestic violence programs in the country.

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