Texas Women on the Move exhibit panels
Exhibit panels, triptych (three pieces). Black-and-white. Foldable. Accompanying beam that joins them together. Depicts images of women from different walks of life.
These exhibit panels formed the backdrop of the Texas exhibit display at the first National Women's Conference in Houston, held November 18-21, 1977. The theme "Texas Women on the Move" is depicted in black-and-white graphics of women engaged in careers, artistic expression, and parenting. The National Women's Conference was the first meeting of its type in the United States since the groundbreaking Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. It was organized after a 1975 United Nations conference in Mexico City celebrating the International Year of the Woman, which was later extended to an International Decade for Women. Approximately 2,000 delegates from 50 states and six territories participated in the Houston meeting, along with an additional 15,000 to 20,000 observers. The delegates approved a national plan of action, part of which called for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Though the ERA failed to be ratified by the 1982 deadline, the conference had invigorated the women's rights movement and increased membership in political activism groups such as the National Organization for Women.
Related Collection: Texas International Women's Year Coordinating Committee records at the Texas State Archives.
Date of creation:
Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 1978/032
National Women's Conference (U.S.) (1977 : Houston, Tex)
United States. National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year. Texas Coordinating Committee
Wood (plant material)
ATF0512, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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Size or duration:
96 in x 126 in x 1 in