Radical Histories: From Sojourner Truth’s ‘Ain’t I A Woman?’ to FDA Approval of the Birth Control Pill

Radical Histories: From Sojourner Truth’s ‘Ain’t I A Woman?’ to FDA Approval of the Birth Control Pill

Radical Histories: From Sojourner Truth’s ‘Ain’t I A Woman?’ to FDA Approval of the Birth Control Pill

Do you know the key moments in the struggle for gender equality?

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Since its founding in 1865, The Nation has been a home for writers instigating, reporting on, and arguing about struggles for social and economic justice. We have held fast to our “Nation Ideals”— from racial justice to feminism, from a fair economy to civil liberties, from environmental sustainability to peace and disarmament—throughout our 150-year history. This month, we’re celebrating Feminism, Sex & Gender. Above, you’ll find an interactive multimedia timeline that presents the history of the fight for women’s rights, complete with archival photographs and video. Part II is here.

Research by Richard Kreitner and Stacie Williams
Design by Stacie Williams

Check out all of our timelines on race and civil rights!
Part I, From the Memphis riots of 1866 to the first anti-lynching conference, in New York City, in 1919.
Part II, From the “Red Summer” of racial violence in Chicago, in 1919, to Rosa Parks’s bus protest, in 1955.
Part III, From the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957 to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968.
Part IV, From the ban on segregation in housing, in 1968, to freedom for Nelson Mandela, in 1990.
Part V, From the LA riots of 1992 to the release of Selma, in 2015.

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