Description: Ms. Freeman speaking at Heinz Civic Auditorium at a lecture called "Feminism- Past, Present, and Future." She discusses the inherent sexist thought in our society. Reporter standup.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 12/28/1970
Description: Harvard building (888 Memorial Drive) takeover. Exteriors of building with feminist graffiti on walls. Men outside of the building. Women entered building.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 03/08/1971
Description: The Women's Liberation Movement is demonstrating to have the celebration of George Washington's birthday to a celebration of Susan B. Anthony's Birthday. Footage of movement members talking to crowds of people and getting people to sign petitions. Images of Susan B. Anthony.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 02/15/1971
Description: Exteriors of the Harvard building (888 Memorial Drive) taken over by members of the Women's Liberation Movement. Banners hanging off the front of the building that read, "Boston Women's Center" and "Liberated Building." There is also feminist graffiti and signs. Women entering and exiting the building.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 03/07/1971
Description: The Women's Liberation Movement have invited the women of the Playboy Club (Playboy bunnies) to a conference, to clarify that their protesting of Playboy is not a protest of these women, but of the degradation of women propagated by the Playboy magazine. Rosemarie Van Camp interviews two members of the Women's Liberation Movement about their interactions with the women of the Playboy Club.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 03/28/1970
Description: Sound goes in and out. Members of the Women's Liberation Movement leave the Harvard building (888 Memorial Drive) which they took over, renaming the "Boston Women's Center." The police enter the building. Interview with a man on the state of the building after the women left.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 03/15/1971
Description: Meeting of the Women's Liberation Movement at the Parker House in Boston. Woman speaking about the experience women have as mothers and housewives and the potential good that could do in the legislative arena. Mike Levitt wraps up story saying that the Women's Liberation Movement is planning a caucus and will try to support as many women's lib candidates for political office as possible.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 08/26/1971
Description: Interiors of Locke-Ober restaurant. Exteriors of Locke-Ober sign.. Locke-Ober didn't allow women in until 1970. Interview with woman eating lunch at Locke-Ober, about using her name to get a reservation since she goes by "Dr. Emmington," which most people don't think is a woman. Interview with another woman on her reasons for coming to lunch at a historically male-only establishment. Interview with Mr. Grecco on his feelings about women patronizing his restaurant. Outtake of reporter standup.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 08/26/1970
Description: Outtakes of interviews with women at Government Center plaza. They talk about the next day's Women's Strike for Equality and discrimination against women, especially in job opportunities. Some women talk about the downsides of women's rights movements. Interview with man on the separation of men's and women's work. Environs of Women's Strike for Equality at Government Center plaza. Interviews with men watching the strike on the women's liberation movement. Interview with Marine Sergeant on the women in the Marine Corps. Reporter cutways. Woman addresses a crowd by the Anne Hutchinson statue near the Massachusetts State House about women's liberation issues and International Women's Day. Anne Hutchinson's descendant, also named Anne Hutchinson, speaks. Mary Lou Thompson, author of Voices of the New Feminism attends. Connie Burgess, head of the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation speaks. Governor Frank Sargent speaks in support of these women. Women, including Ms. Freeman address an audience in a talk entitled "Feminism- Past, Present, and Future," covering the history of women's rights and the newly formed rap groups, which give women a place to come together and explore the sexism inherent current society. Outtakes of reporter standup. Women singing and speaking at a rally supporting women's rights and criticizing the Vietnam War. A group of lesbians speak about their alternative lifestyle and community. They shout "888 lives," referring to the Harvard building at 888 Memorial Drive that women had previously taken over to form the "Boston Women's Center."
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 08/1970
Description: Women's Liberation Movement takes over Harvard building (888 Memorial Drive), renaming it the "Women's Center." Exteriors of the building, with banners hanging on it. Crowd of children in front of the building. Interiors of the building, with women singing. A woman makes a statement about the women's programs set up and the lack of facilities for them. Crowd of people are gathered of Harvard Square and march through the streets towards the Women's Center. The crowd yells war cries. Harvard University police car outside the building, making an announcement over the megaphone that bans congregations of students that disrupt normal campus activities. Women in the building look down through second floor windows. Reporter standup on the public reaction to these events.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 03/14/1971