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Women in Politics and the 1970s

Denver, Colorado
Thursday, July 5, 2012

Democrat Pat Schroeder of Colorado served in the U.S. Congress for 24 years. When she was first elected in 1972, she was a 32-year-old mother of two young children. When she arrived in Washington, she was one of only fourteen women in the House. In this speech at the History Colorado Center in Denver, she talks about the obstacles that women and other minorities faced in the 1970s, and describes her work as a representative at the height of the women’s movement.

Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2:09pm (ET)

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