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Women’s liberation in Britain: A stirring story

The women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s changed western societies as profoundly as the struggles to abolish slavery and to ensure voting rights for blacks and women. Yet the women who led the charge are largely unsung, their voices unheard.

This is about to change. To mark International Women’s Day, the British Library has unveiled an historic collection of interviews with the women who radically re-imagined gender roles a generation ago. The “Sisterhood and After” project features 420 hours of interviews with feminists from across Britain who helped launch the fight against sexual discrimination at work and at home.

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