The years 1973 to 2011 are covered. Included: the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade; the American Hospital Association's adoption of the First Patient's Bill of Rights in 1973; the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990; Madeleine Albright becoming the first female Secretary of State; the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2004 Massachusetts; and third-wave feminism.
The years 1971 to 1973 are covered. Included: the passage of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act in 1972; the adoption of Title IX in 1972; the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972; and the founding of the Children's Defense Fund in 1973.
Recalling the years 1964 through 1970. Included: the modern consumer-rights movement, which was spearheaded by Ralph Nader; the introduction of Medicare in 1965; the 1969 Stonewall riots; and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
Recalling the years 1936 through 1963. Included: the launch of the food-stamp program in 1939; the founding of Brandeis University in 1948; the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education; the second-wave feminism of the 1960s, which was spurred by Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique"; and the Equal Pay Act of 1963.