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Bella Abzug, Betty Freidan and Billy Jean King Accompany Torch Relay Runners into Houston, 1977.

National Archives and Records Administration1977

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives

In 1977, President Gerald R. Ford called for a National Women’s Conference. The chairperson was U.S. Congresswoman Bella Abzug, who declared, “This woman’s place is in the House - the House of Representatives.”
Present at the conference were also author of The Feminine Mystique and co-founder of the National Organization for Women Betty Friedan, and winner of the Battle of Sexes professional tennis player Billy Jean King.

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  • Title: Bella Abzug, Betty Freidan and Billy Jean King Accompany Torch Relay Runners into Houston, 1977.
  • Creator: National Archives and Records Administration
  • Date: 1977
  • External Link: National Archives Identifier: 7452293

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