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National Organization for Women (NOW) founding documents, 1966–1968

Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute


The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. Although NOW’s focus and methods of activism have changed since its founding, in 1966, the organization remains grounded by its Statement of Purpose, written by Betty Friedan and Pauli Murray in 1966, and Bill of Rights, which was passed at the 1967 conference and issued in 1968. 

National Organization for Women Records, Schlesinger Library

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