Daily Sundial - "March for Equality" California State University, Northridge Women's Center, September 1, 1981. Members of CSUN's Women's Center joined in a massive march and rally, calling for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. A delegation from CSUN's Young Republicans also took part in the activities, which included a 10-kilometer walk and speeches by Betty Ford and Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. CSUN University Digital Archives.

"I want history to remember me not just as the first black woman to be elected to Congress, not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and dared to be herself." Shirley Chisholm 1968

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.

Women's equal rights rally, #1960s

Women's Suffrage, 1917

1st Womens Liberation March, 5th Ave, New York City, 1971 - Lloyd Ziff

Northridge skateland - Northridge California ... Spent many weekends here back in the day

This is an image of the first graduation at San Fernando Valley State College (SFVSC, now CSUN) on June 12, 1959. Ninety students received their degrees on the SFVSC football field. This image shows the large expanse of empty land held by the college at this time; visible in the background is the Santa Susana mountain range. CSUN University Digital Archives.

Faculty members gather in 1956 at the San Fernando Valley campus of Los Angeles State College.

A billboard promotes San Fernando Valley State College, "The Home of the Matadors." The school was renamed in 1972 as California State University, Northridge.

An early student hangout at San Fernando Valley State College


Jeannette Rankin: First Woman in Congress

March 1968, Senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy spoke at San Fernando Valley State College, now known as CSUN. Kennedy and Senator Eugene McCarthy drew a record crowd of over 12,000 people.

This 1956 edition of the Los Angeles Times features a story about the opening of "Valley State"

1968: Women bus conductors protest for equal rights at work.

Historic Photograph of Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, Ca near Hollywood & Vine. Built 1956. Beautiful historic building.

Sequoia National Park, 1910

Love Strawberries? Check out this festival on May 19th & 20th 2012 10am-6:30PM Oxnard, California

Camarillo, CA 1950. The grounds of the old Camarillo State Hospital, now home to Cal State University Channel Islands.