In Sisterhood: the Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh is an oral history and multimedia project designed to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of an inspiring aspect of the region’s history and to highlight how progress was achieved through the hard work and determination of a diverse group of local grassroots activists.

In Sisterhood: the Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh is an oral history and multimedia project designed to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of an inspiring aspect of the region’s history and to highlight how progress was achieved through the hard work and determination of a diverse group of local grassroots activists.

This Month in History: September

This Month in History: September

September 10, 1969 – Gerald Gardner filed a formal complaint on behalf of the Greater Pittsburgh Area Chapter of NOW against the Pittsburgh Press for continuing to publish “help wanted” ads separately for women and men after the sex discrimination was banned in Pittsburgh.

September 20, 1972 – Pennsylvania became the 21st state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

September 21, 1975 – Members of Pittsburgh NOW chapters picketing in front of the Federal Building in downtown Pittsburgh calling attention to the need for childcare for working women.

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