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Abstract Ann Shafer has lobbied in support of women's issues, including equal pay, sex and employment discrimination, reproductive freedom, and pregnancy disability benefits throughout her career. She began working in 1946 for W.K. Kellogg Company and was active in the American Federation of Grainmillers, retiring in 1983. She has been involved with the Michigan Democratic Party politics, co-founded a chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW), and was one of the founding members of the...
Abstract David Bonior (June 6, 1945 -) was a Michigan State Representative from 1973-76, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976-2002, serving as Democratic Whip from 1991-2002. Bonior was born in Detroit and raised in Hamtramck. He received his BA at University of Iowa and his MA at Chapman University. After college he worked as a probation officer in Detroit before volunteering four years in the Air Force from 1968-72. Upon returning he was elected to the Michigan legislature, and...
Abstract Dr. Laertus Connor was Professor of Diseases of the Eye and Ear and Clinical Opthamology and Otology at the Detroit College of Medicine in the late 1800s and early 1900s. His papers consist of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and commencement programs concerning medical education around that time.
Abstract The Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights (RCAR) was founded in 1973 after the Supreme Court case decision Roe v. Wade. This group was created as an interfaith organization with a pro-choice outlook on abortions. The organization changed its name to Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice in 1994. The Michigan branch of the RCAR was created in 1975 and worked to influence policy and legislation, as well as to inform members of ongoing changes in Michigan, and across the...
Abstract Mildred Jeffrey worked as an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, as Educational Director of the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Shirt Workers, as a consultant to the War Labor Board, as Director of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Women’s Bureau, and as Director for UAW Community Relations and Consumer Affairs Departments. Ms. Jeffrey was also active in the Democratic Party and was a founding member and chair of the National Organization of Women’s (NOW) political arm, the...
Abstract The Downriver chapter of NOW was formed in 1974 by Loretta Moore, a Wayne State University professor, who was elected the chapter’s first president. The chapter was active in supporting local, state and national policy concerning women’s rights, participated in marches, rallies and walkathons and also endorsed pro-women’s rights candidates. They hosted and participated in numerous programs for local women, set up networks and resources for the community, established a library for members...
Abstract An active member of the Detroit women's rights movement, journalist Toni Swanger worked with the Detroit Women's Radio Workshop on programming for the Detroit public radio station WDET, and served in various roles for Detroit newspaper, Metro Times, including production manager and managing editor. Ms. Swanger's papers reflect her interest in women's issues and document her career as an activist and radio and print journalist.
- Subject: Abortion X
- National Organization for Women 3
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 2
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 2
- Blue Cross Blue Shield 1
- Bonior, David E. 1
- Connor, Laertus, Dr. 1
- Feminist Majority Foundation 1
- Harper Hospital 1
- Howe, Helen I. 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 1
- Michigan Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights 1
- National Organization for Women (Downriver Chapter (Mich.)) 1
- Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights. (U.S.) 1
- Shafer, Ann 1
- Swanger, Toni 1
- United States. Equal Pay Act of 1963 1
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
- WDET (Radio station : Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Wayne State University 1 ∧ view less
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