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10748
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Gladys Tillett, of Charlotte, has been one of the pioneers in the fight for women's rights since her first suffragist parade as a student at Woman's College in Greensboro. After graduation, she enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill and became one of its first co-ed graduates in 1917. She was one of the originators of the League of Women Voters in North Carolina, founding the first county league in 1922, and becoming state president of the organization in 1933. She has served as the Vice Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, was the keynote speaker for the women at the 1944 Democratic National Convention, and was appointed as the first woman to serve on the North Carolina State Election Board by Governor Luther Hodges. President Kennedy appointed her a member of the United States delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations, and as a representative on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 36 Issue 1, June 1968, p11, 14, por
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10981
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This article examines the status of women in North Carolina, including where she works; how she is paid in comparison to men; what her economic opportunities are; and the handicaps she faces.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 28 Issue 6, June 1970, p28-29, 45, por
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Gertrude Weil was president of the Goldsboro chapter of the Equal Suffrage League. After ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment she remained a political and civic figure aiding the impoverished during the Great Depression and paying expenses for Jews fleeing Nazi-occupied France.
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27362
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The 1991North Carolina legislative session has witnesses several actions and victories on behalf of women’s and children’s rights.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 29, July 17-23 1991, p7-8 Periodical Website
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27461
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The murder of Dawn Jolly by her husband Randall Jolly on September 18, 1989 prompted a response by the Women of Orange County. The group has stated that the criminal justice system is soft on domestic violence and failed to protect Dawn Jolly. Trying to determine what is wrong with the system and how to fix it, excerpts from 30 interviews are pieced together highlighting the challenges of protecting against domestic. Those interviewed and quoted include judges, lawyers, police officers, abused women, and women’s rights advocates.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 25, June 20-26 1990, p6-10 Periodical Website
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28467
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The author describes waiting for Hilary Clinton to speak at the United Nation’s Fourth World Conference on Women in Huairou, China. The status of women’s rights throughout the world and America is detailed as is Hilary Clinton’s speech to the multinational group.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 13 Issue 40, October 1995, p7-8 Periodical Website
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28758
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Pauli Murray, a Durham activist and lawyer, spent her life facing discrimination and relentlessly pursuing justice. She understood the need to connect issues of race with gender, and was an influential leader in the civil rights movement. A mural painting and national historic landmark designation honor Murray’s legacy.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 2, Jan 2017, p29, il Periodical Website
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28808
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The Women’s Theatre Festival produced North Carolina’s first festival devoted to a full spectrum of female stage artists, from playwrights to technicians. The company made many important achievements in establishing professional links with regional theaters, and in addressing gender equity in the theater.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 48, Dec 2016, p21, por Periodical Website
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31719
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Mary Winfield is the first woman in North Carolina to be appointed to the State Board of Assessment, a National Democratic Committeewoman, a community leader, and the mother of four children. Winfield has been active in the women’s Equal Rights Movement, and her efforts are discussed in this article.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 4 Issue 4, Apr 1972, p14-15, por