equal rights

Bryn Mawr College, 1886
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Kim Glovas
August 11, 2020 - 5:30 am
The seeds of women’s suffrage were planted long before the first flower. Decades prior to the movement, the groundwork commenced at places still notorious for fledgling activism: college campuses. Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr colleges were are the forefront of the movement. Read more here.
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The Burning of Pennsylvania Hall
Courtesy Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College (item no. A0005355)
Kim Glovas
August 10, 2020 - 5:00 am
Pennsylvania Hall, created as a safe venue for abolitionists, was burned to the ground in 1838, three days after it was opened. Hostile anti-abolitionists, who also disapproved of women voting, represented a turning point in the City of Brotherly Love — but suffragists did not give up their fight...
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Anti-suffrage float
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KYW Staff
August 07, 2020 - 5:00 am
Suffragists’ tenacious efforts to secure voting rights for women, fight for equality, and redefine gender roles are celebrated today, but at the time, calls for such reforms were considered radical, and the overarching issue polarized Americans. Read more here.
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Carrie Burnham Kilgore
University Archives, University of Pennsylvania
Kim Glovas
August 06, 2020 - 5:00 am
Although consistently denied time and again, Carrie Burnham Kilgore relentlessly fought for women’s rights, well before the suffrage movement culminated in the passing of the 19th Amendment. As the first female graduate of Penn Law in the 1880s, she was instrumental in cracking open the door for...
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“Women At the Polls in New Jersey in the Good Old Times”
Courtesy of Ann Lewis to the Museum of the American Revolution
Kristen Johanson
August 05, 2020 - 5:00 am
Before the peak of the women’s suffrage movement and the passing of the 19th Amendment in the early 1900s, New Jersey had already granted some women the right to vote in the late 1700s. The little-known, brief law in the Garden State marks the foundation for what would become a greater fight for...
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National Council of Women of the United States, 1895
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Cherri Gregg
August 04, 2020 - 5:00 am
The women’s suffrage movement culminated in 1920, when white women won the right to vote. However, the movement’s efforts date back decades beforehand, which were rooted deeply in abolition. As time went on, racial tension after the Civil War divided the women’s rights movement away from its...
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Cherri Gregg
June 15, 2020 - 2:10 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace. Philadelphia LGBT rights activists say it's a significant moment — and there's still much more work to do before full equality is achieved. Read more here.
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Despite bitter temperatures and snow, thousands attended the Women's March on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday.
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John McDevitt
January 18, 2020 - 1:51 pm
Despite the cold and snow, thousands turned out for Philadelphia's fourth Women's March along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday. Read more here.
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Dreamstime
November 21, 2018 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Is a new California law a step toward gender equality or gender discrimination? Depends whom you ask. Even as California Gov. Jerry Brown was praising Senate Bill 826 and signing it into law, he expressed his concern that...
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