1960-1969 (Women)
1961
National Commission on the Status of Women

President John F. Kennedy establishes the first National Commission on the Status of Women chaired by former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt.

1962
Delores Huerta

Delores Huerta cofounded the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) with Cesar Chavez, and became its first contract negotiator.

1963
Women's Inequalities

The National Commission of the Status of Women issued a report detailing employment discrimination, unequal pay, legal inequality, and insufficient support services for working women.

1963
Equal Pay Act

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 that amended the Fair Labor Standards Act. The law made it illegal to pay different wages to men and women performing the same work.

1964
Title VII Civil Rights Acts

Title VII Civil Rights Acts barring discrimination on basis of sex and race.

1965
Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink

Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink becomes the first Asian American woman elected to Congress, representing Hawaii.

1966
The National Organization for Women

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is founded by activist Betty Friedan to end sexual discrimination.

1967
Executive Order 11375

Executive Order 11375 by Lyndon Johnson covered discrimination based on gender.

1968
Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm becomes the first African American woman elected to Congress, representing New York.