Resolution from 1974 Southern Regional NOW Conference


Resolution from 1974 Southern Regional NOW Conference




The document entitled Resolutions from the 1974 Southern Regional NOW Conference which was held in Memphis, Tennessee in October. The same concerns and issues that was being discussed national was also being advocated at the local level. Though the national and local levels of NOW have the same general focus on the rights of American women, the local chapters like the Memphis chapter founded in 1970 tailored their advocating to the needs of the communities there lived in. This document show the difference or concentrated local NOW chapters efforts were toward advancing women’s rights. In Resolution #3 from the document shows that sexual assaults and violence toward all women must be addressed and will not be tolerated. In Resolution #7 the subject of job security is being address by Judy Hustala. Both of these issues where of great concern and importance for all women or all races and marital status. Being able to provide for their family, with the protection from sexual and physical abuse was the first and foremost issue concerning women during the Women’s Movement.  


NOW Memphis Chapter


MSS 66 National Organization for Women Memphis Chapter, Box 1


University of Memphis Libraries


October 20, 1974


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NOW Memphis Chapter , “Resolution from 1974 Southern Regional NOW Conference ,” Making an Impact: The Lives of Tennessee Women, accessed October 21, 2020,

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