The Lessons of Women’s Equality Day

Thirty-nine years ago today, legendary Congresswoman Bella Abzug led Congress in designating August 26th “Women’s Equality Day.”

Exactly one year prior, Abzug had spoken at the “Women Strike for Equality” march, a gathering of 10,000 women in New York organized by Betty Friedan and a coalition of feminist activists, including the National Organization for Women (NOW), the YWCA, the National Coalition of American Nuns, Feminists in the Arts, and Women Strike for Peace.


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