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Grand View-on-Hudson, Birthplace of the Modern Women's Movement

 
 
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The Historical Society of Rockland County
1. Grand View-on-Hudson, Birthplace of the Modern Women's Movement Marker
Inscription. In Grand View Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique. Its publication in 1963 and the birth of the National Organization for Women (NOW), which Friedan co-founded and headed in 1966, helped reduce gender discrimination for millions of women and girls worldwide.
 
Erected 2011 by The Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Location. 41° 3.996′ N, 73° 55.234′ W. Marker is in Grand View-on-Hudson, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on River Rd.. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Grand View Village Hall, 118 River Rd., Nyack NY 10960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carson McCullers (approx. 1.3 miles away); Stephen Rowe Bradley Sr. Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); 914 Sound Recording Studios (approx. 1.5 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Couch Court (approx. 1.6 miles away); John Charles Fremont (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named John Charles Fremont (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Reformed Church of Nyack (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Rockland Chapter of NOW, sponsor
 
Also see . . .
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The Historical Society of Rockland County, November 10, 2012
2. Grand View-on-Hudson, Birthplace of the Modern Women's Movement Marker
 National Organization of Women - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 6, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCivil RightsWomen
 
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The Historical Society of Rockland County, November 10, 2012
3. Grand View-on-Hudson, Birthplace of the Modern Women's Movement Marker
Betty Friedan image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
4. Betty Friedan
This 1995 portrait of Betty Friedan by Alice Matzkin hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

"Betty Friedan's analysis of women's limited roles in American society, entitled The Feminine Mystique, was published in 1963. This controversial book gal­vanized the modern-day feminist movement and led to Friedan's co-founding the National Organization for Women. Her focus on family values and the role of partnership in marriage continued into the late 1990s as she encouraged the creation of a 'new paradigm ... one based on today's economic and demographic realities.'

Artist Alice Matzkin arrived at Friedan's home in Washington, D.C., hoping to have one question answered: "What makes life worthwhile?" Seventy ­two photographs and fifteen minutes later, Friedan had entered a reflective state that inspired Matzkin's rendering of the feminist matriarch." -- National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2015, by The Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2015, by The Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York.   4. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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