1972 September 26

ACLU of Northern California Sues San Francisco Press Club Over Exclusion of Women

 

The ACLU of Northern California sued the San Francisco Press Club over its refusal to admit women. The National Press Club had admitted women the year before, on January 15, 1971, but the struggle for women’s equality in the journalism profession continued.

Read About the Struggles of Women Reporters at the New York Times: Nan Robertson, The Girls in the Balcony (1992)

Learn more: June O. Nicholson, et al., eds, The Edge of Change: Women in the Twenty-First Century Press (2009)

Learn more about women reporters and publishers: https://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/womenwithdeadlines/wwd1.htm

And biographies of famous women journalists: https://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/journalists

 

 

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