Stories of Women in the 1960s Fighting for Freedom by Cath Senker
  

Stories of Women in the 1960s Fighting for Freedom

Written by Cath Senker
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Part of the Middle School Nonfiction: Women's Stories from History Series

Synopsis

Stories of Women in the 1960s Fighting for Freedom by Cath Senker

In the 1960s, a woman's place was seen as being in the home. She even found it hard to make a big purchase if a man wasn't with her. African-American women faced racism daily and were given low-paid, exhausting jobs. It was time for women to stand up for equal rights and equal pay. These are the stories of four trailblazers who achieved amazing things in difficult circumstances: Betty Freidan protested at the Miss America pageant against judging women on appearance. Ella Baker helped organize Freedom Schools, where black history was taught for the first time. Barbara Castle was one of the few women members of Parliament and fought for equal pay. Mary Quant showed women they could dress for themselves and not men. Many of the rights women have today are down to their actions. They helped change society's image of women forever.

About the Author

Cath Senker is an experienced nonfiction editor and author. She has written more than 120 books for children of all ages.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
112 pages
Interest Age: From 11 to 16 years

Author

Cath Senker
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Publisher

Raintree an imprint of Capstone Global Library Ltd

Publication date

10th March 2016

ISBN

9781406289541


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