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  1. Oct 2018
    1. In 1976, the NCAA grew tired of trying to keep up with title IX. Because of this, they decided to file a lawsuit challenging the legality of Title IX. Their basis of this lawsuit was that no collegiate athletic program was directly funded by the national government. This lawsuit was dismissed, and Title IX became more credible because for the first time, the number of undergraduate women at degree granting colleges and universities was greater than the number of men in these colleges and universities.

      King, Peter, et al. “TITLE IX TIMELINE.” Vault, Sports Illustrated, 7 May 2012, www.si.com/vault/2012/05/07/106189983/title-ix-timeline.

    2. This conference, sponsored by the discriminatory National Organization for Women (NOW), actively excluded lesbian rights. Rita Mae Brown, who once worked with NOW, promptly resigned and helped the Lavender Menace to accomplish their mission. That included not only educating and encouraging others about same-sex relations, but to oppose the discrimination lesbians often felt in the feminist movement.

      Napikoski, Linda. “Lavender Menace: the Phrase, the Group, the Controversy.” ThoughtCo., www.thoughtco.com/lavender-menace-feminism-definition-3528970. Accessed 29 Oct. 2018.

    3. Women's athletics grew a significant amount due to title XI. Women's participation in high school varsity grew from just 7 percent of all athletes being females to 41 percent. For intercollegiate athletics, women’s involvement grew from 16,000 in 1966 to over 150,000 by 2001.

      Source: Barbara Winslow. "The Impact of Title XI". The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-now/impact-title-ix.

    4. "Radical Women, not content to accept a traditional role in protesting the killing of the men in their lives, sought to transform the event into a call for women power. Shulamith Firestone called for women’s unity, not simply as people who opposed the war but as women."

      Source: Barbara L. Tischler, "Antiwar Activism and Emerging Feminism in the Late 1960s: The Times They Were A' Changing." Solidarity.org. Accessed October 29, 2018. https://solidarity-us.org/atc/85/p1681/.

    5. The Young Lords Party was a Puerto Rican activist group was predominately all male leadership. The Young Lords Party emphasized on spreading Machismo. Women that were in the Young Lords Party were treated like objects, the men would ignore the women speaking to them unless they had to.

      Gilligan, Heather. "Women took on the male leadership of the radical 1960s Puerto Rican movement and (mostly) won". Timeline. (timeline.com/the-radical-puerto-rican-movement-of-the-1960s-was-way-woke-on-the-women-question-95f31217a86f0)

    6. This occupation was met with political tension, intense media coverage, and support from the general public. At its largest, the group consisted of over 400 people who occupied the island with a large majority consisting of Native American college students In 1971, the federal government removed the last group of protestors from Alcatraz, officially ending the protest.

      Hanna, Jason and Lapin, Nicole. "1969 Alcatraz Takeover 'Changed the Whole Course of History.'" CNN, 20 Nov. 2009. cnn.com/2009/CRIME/11/20/alcatraz.indian.occupation/

    7. Angela Davis became an icon for women’s liberation activists across the US. The post “Sister, you are welcome in this house” was displayed in residences and businesses as a show of support for Davis and Davis was indeed subsequently exonerated of the charges against her.

      Source: “Angela Davis Autobiography 1974” in Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature, ed. Mary Ellen Snodgrass (Infobase Learning, 2015), online.