Commencement ceremony, May 1982, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) :: CSUN University Archives
1968: Women bus conductors protest for equal rights at work.
Betty Ford not only founded the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse patients, but was a champion of women's rights, and was a staunch supporter of the proposed Equal Rights Act, passing Roe V. Wade, and of sharing her own struggles with addiction and breast cancer. She used her position as First Lady to show other women that breast cancer was nothing to be ashamed of, and after she discussed her diagnosis, the reported cases of breast cancer skyrocketed. She was a powerful force for good.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet, reads at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), 1985. Born and raised in Siberia, Yevtushenko first published in 1949; in 1957, he was expelled from the Literary Institute for "individualism." His works included criticisms of Stalinism and Soviet anti-Semitism. CSUN University Digital Archives.
Photograph from the Daily Sundial, the "Miss Black and Beautiful Competition," May 13, 1969 :: CSUN University Archives
A billboard promotes San Fernando Valley State College, "The Home of the Matadors." The school was renamed in 1972 as California State University, Northridge.