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Labor History: Garment Workers
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Starting in the early 20th century, women worked in both men's and women's garment manufacturing, and were members of the unions that eventually represented these two industries. The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America represented the workers in the men's clothing industry and aligned immediately with the newl...
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Women's History: Suffragists
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With the ratification of the 19th amendment in August, 1920, woman's suffrage was granted to most women in the United States. This marked the culmination of a long organized struggle that began at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. For the next seventy two years, women participated in a host of organizations and...
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Elinor Glenn
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Elinor Marshall Glenn was a key organizer of public employees in Los Angeles, eventually becoming a leader of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Los Angeles.
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Margaret Blair
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Margaret Blair was active in many progressive groups in Long Beach. Before coming here, she was a political activist who left the United States when her English husband was deported for labor organizing and anti-Nazi activities before the United States entered World War II.
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Toni Carabillo
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Toni Carabillo, a graphic designer and writer, was a leader and a guiding force in Los Angeles NOW from its formation in the 1960s. Subsequently, over the years, she held various positions in the national organization. She co-edited The Feminist Chronicles, 1953-1993 and was working on The Feminist Chronicles of t...
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Women's History: Professionals and Entrepreneurs (Early Twentieth Century)
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By the early 20th century, women increasingly were entering into a variety of professions, including law, medicine and journalism although teaching and nursing still provided the most common options available to them. Although they had entered medicine in the 19th century, two hundred years later they still faced...
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Women's History: Reformers and Radicals (Early Twentieth Century)
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Historically, women's reform and radical activities have taken various forms. Some women worked in organizations that specifically focused on the position of women in society, such as the fight for woman suffrage (see Suffragist Series) while others worked in organizations like the National Council of Negro Women,...
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Elizabeth Anderson
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Elizabeth Anderson worked hard all her life and, like other poor, working class women, she had a very hard life. She survived a bad first marriage, losing custody of her children and twelve abortions.
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