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  • The ACLU works daily in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
  • An extensive bibliography of black American Feminist thought from across the disciplines.
  • The Library of Congress has extensive and varied resources related to the campaign for woman suffrage in the United States. This selection of 38 pictures includes portraits of many individuals who have been frequently requested from the holdings of thePrints and Photographs Division and the Manuscript Division. Also featured are photographs of suffrage parades, picketing suffragists, and an anti-suffrage display, as well as cartoons commenting on the movement--all evoking the visible and visual wayin which the debate over women's suffrage was carried out.
  • Full text versions of classic feminist writings which "helped define Second Wave feminism." From the Chicago Women's Liberation Union (CWLU).
  • " The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination." This site includes the text, history, and related information concerning this bill.
  • "The materials in this on-line archival collection document various aspects of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Items range from radical theoretical writings to humourous plays to the minutes of an actual grassroots group." From the Special Collections Library, Duke University.
  • The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture's bibliography of feminist scholarly works on sexuality.
  • Information on Abortion, Crime, Jurisprudence, Law and Literature, Legal Theories, Pornography, Rights, and Other Topics.
  • The Feminist Majority Foundation Online utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically.
  • Directory of links.
  • This academically-oriented site is presented in English as well as French and Spanish, and includes links to many feminist topics.
  • Links to materials relating to issues and debates in gender studies.
  • The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture provides a brief essay and bibliography on the connection between Marxism/materialism and feminism.
  • This site "brings together feminist thinkers, both scholars and activists, to create a stimulating and supportive environment in which to pose and analyze compelling questions about feminist activism and theories, define new directions for historical research on this period, and provide a new venue for publishing traditional articles but also for writing and recording this history in ways made possible by the medium of online publication."
  • Library of Congress site containts photos and prints of the women's suffrage movement and a collection of text documents. Searchable and browsable.
  • "In the early 1970s the Suffragists Oral History Project, under the auspices of the Bancroft Library's Regional Oral History Office, collected interviews with twelve leaders and participants in the woman's suffrage movement. Tape-recorded and transcribed oral histories preserved the memories of these remarkable women, documenting formative experiences, activities to win the right to vote for women, and careers as leaders of the movements for welfare and labor reform, world peace, and the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
  • Transcripts and videos of interviews with political leaders, activists, sociologists and others. Includes a timeline related to the issue of women's rights, a glossary, and student activities.