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: Interview with playwright Wendy Wasserstein on "The Heidi Chronicles" and the evolution and complexities of the women's movement. Footage of a performance of the play.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 03/08/1991
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: On the 15th anniversary of Ms., Gloria Steinem, Marlo Thomas, and Ruth Westheimer hold a press conference on the magazine, it's magazine's evolution, and changes in the feminist movement. Interviews with many women on if they read Ms., what they think about the way it has changed, or what they read instead.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 06/23/1987
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
Description: Women's rights march on Beacon Hill and through downtown Boston. They gather at Government Center plaza. Woman sings women's rights folk song. Cuts of women speaking at a podium, especially about the issue of equal pay. One woman in the crowd argues that women already have more rights than men and criticizes the women speaking at the demonstration. Young people do a skit on stage. Closeups of people in the crowd, and signs with women's rights slogans. Quick clip of Governor Sargent speaking in the crowd. Rosemarie Van Camp does several takes of reporter standup. Sounds goes in and out throughout the video.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 08/26/1970
Description: 08/25/1970 air piece on the next day's "Women's Strike Day" activities. Rosemarie Van Camp interviews many women at Government Center plaza on their feelings about the demonstration and the Women's Liberation Movement in general, some speak is support and other in opposition. 03/27/1970 air piece about the Women's Liberation Movement's attempts to meet with playboy bunnies to offer their solidarity as women despite their protest of Playboy magazine. 03/08/1970 silent air piece on a women's rights march on Beacon Hill. B-roll of women working in an office. 08/26/1970 footage of a woman speaking about the Women's Strike for Equality. Governor Frank Sargent congratulates her and notes his support of more women in government. A woman asks Governor Sargent about his support for the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. Shots of the crowd.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 03/08/1970, 03/27/1970, 08/24/1970, 08/25/1970
Description: Compilation of footage on multiple women's rights protests. Women bundled up sitting outside the Harvard building (888 Memorial Drive) they took over and renamed the "Boston Women's Center." A group of young men walk to the building with signs reading "Liberate Women Not Buildings. A man speaks as a representative of the Harvard Republican Club for Equality and Economic, Political, and Social Opportunities for Women, and he criticizes the women's methods of protest because they include breaking the law. The women make noise over his speech, and some of the women shout responses. The men picket in front on the building. Further exchanges between the two groups. Women hold a press conference three days after the takeover where they discuss their demands and the support of the women in the community. Another press conference on March 14, a week after the takeover. Women move out of the building. They hang a new banner on the outside of the building. People gather to watch the women moving out. Harvard police patrol the outside of the building and break open the front door. Interview with a man in the crowd. Press conference held by Boston College students on their petition demanding Ann Flynn be reinstated as Dean of Women and the sit in of Boston College students in administration offices. Another young man at the press conference also addresses the issue of military recruiting on college campuses. They discuss the involvement of Father Seavey Joyce, President of Boston College. Students gathered at a rally.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 03/1971
Description: Compilation of footage concerning women's liberation. People parachuting. A ceremony honoring servicewomen. Auditorium full of people. Exteriors of Harvard building (888 Memorial Drive) taken over by women and renamed the "Boston Women's Center." Crowd of children outside the taken over building. People outside the door to the Massachusetts House of Representatives Gallery. Governor Frank Sargent outside of the State House, with women addressing crowd about women's liberation. Older people eating meals in a cafeteria. Friends of Louise Bryun Walk for Peace gathered at Copley Square and march through downtown Boston. Louis Bruyn is a woman who walked from her home in Newton, Mass. to Washington, D.C. to protest the Vietnam War in 1971. Exteriors of the Boston Public Library. People on benches at the Boston Common. Women, and a few men, at a banquet. Riverside community resident holds a press conference. Dormitory, possibly a women's prison. Press conference in front of "Boston Women's Center." Exteriors of Old Cambridge Baptist Church. Exteriors of Lyons Hall and other campus environs at Boston College. Women march out of "Boston Women's Center" with banners. Women wrapped in blankets guard the door. Closeups on the electric box outside the building. International Women's Day demonstration on Boston Common in front of the State House. Women speaking at an event.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 03/1971
Description: Women in Harvard building (888 Memorial Drive) that they took over and renamed the "Boston Women's Center." Men outside the building trying to talk to the women and get in the building. Huge crowd of students outside the building offer support. Harvard Square environs. Rally at Holyoke Center and Harvard Yard. Group of students criticize the women's building takeover. Harvard police break up a rally outside the taken over building and make announcements over megaphone. Harvard administration official leaves papers at the building. Riverside resident holds press conference about her connection to the takeover and her complaints against the city, especially police violence. People getting food from a lunch truck. Several takes of reporter standup. Women go in and out of building. loading things into vans. Two women kiss in front of building. Mailman tries to deliver mail, women refuse it, and discuss it with him. Outtake of reporter standup. Friends of Louise Bruyn Walk for Peace on the Cambridge Common and Beacon Hill. Louis Bruyn is a woman who walked from her home in Newton, Mass. to Washington, D.C. to protest the Vietnam War in 1971. Priest prays with the crowd. Massachusetts legislators address the crowd in support of their cause.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 1971