13 Photos Of Women Fighting For Equal Pay Throughout History

Today is Equal Pay Day, which commemorates the movement to close the ever-present gender wage gap. Here’s a brief photo history of this ongoing fight, which has been brewing for many, many decades.

1. 1937: Women march in Washington supporting the Equal Rights Amendment.

2. 1946: Women from the United Electrical Workers on strike for equal pay in Pittsburgh.

3. 1963: Women celebrate with John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act.

4. 1963: Ladies and JFK again.

5. 1968: Women bus conductors protest for equal rights at work.

6. 1970: Women protest for equal pay in Detroit.

7. 1970: Women protest equal rights in New York.

8. 1971: Betty Friedan leads women supporting equal rights for women.

9. 2001: Women protest Walmart’s discrimination against women.

10. 2008: Lilly Ledbetter speaks at the Rally For Pay Equity.

11. 2009: Lilly Ledbetter watches as President Obama signs the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

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12. 2007: Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally for Equal Pay Day.

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13. 2010: Young women protest the gender pay gap.

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