Title IX: 37 Words That Changed Everything

Title IX: 37 Words That Changed Everything

On June 23, 1972, President Nixon signed Title IX into law — effectively barring sex discrimination in school sports and …read more

President Nixon and Title IX

President Nixon and Title IX

As UConn and Syracuse face off tonight in the 2016 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, we look back on President Nixon’s …read more

The Legislative Push for Equality in the Workplace

The Legislative Push for Equality in the Workplace

President Nixon appointed Barbara Franklin to oversee efforts at appointing more women to high-level positions in government. In the final months …read more

A Matter of Simple Justice

A Matter of Simple Justice

On October 1, 1969, President Nixon established the President’s Task Force on Women’s Rights and Responsibilities to study the status …read more

Enter Barbara Hackman Franklin

Enter Barbara Hackman Franklin

In a memorandum to the heads of the executive departments and agencies dated April 21, 1971, President Richard Nixon announced …read more

Changing Gender Roles and the Equal Rights Amendments

Changing Gender Roles and the Equal Rights Amendments

Historically speaking, women have been consigned to the confines of the private, domestic sphere; tradition dictates that women are the …read more

Advancing Women in the Federal Government

Advancing Women in the Federal Government

Calls from American women from all walks of life for an increased presence of women in the federal government came …read more