After a police raid in a gay bar called Stonewall Inn, the first wave of the Gay Pride Movement in NYC had been fueled. during the raid, approximately 200 people occupied the bar.
1972- Shirley Chisholm Runs for President
Shirley Chisholm was the first African American to run for president as well as the first female to do so in the 1972 presidential election. This even shows how the lives of African Americans have changed throughout the 1900s.
1972: Title IX- Prohibition of Sex Discrimination
Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.
1973: Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade
Roe v. Wade, was a decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court where the Court ruled in the Constitution of the United States that the government would protect a pregnant woman's freedom to choose whether or not she wants to have an abortion without the government's denial.
1978: Pregnancy Discrimination Act
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 covers discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or other similar medical conditions. Employers with fewer than 15 employees are not represented in the Act.
1978 - Regents of the University of California v. Bakke Supreme Court Decision
In 1978, the Supreme Court ruled that the use of racial "quotas" in a university's admissions process was unconstitutional, and minorities were accepted int he universities more than before.
1979: Ratification Deadline of the ERA
Proposed by Alice Paul, Congress had originally set a ratification deadline of March 22, 1979, for the state legislatures to consider the ERA.
1981- Early 1980s Rise of Crack Epidemic
During the 1980's cocaine had become popularized and its use was increased due to its affordability, its immediate euphoric effect, and its high profitability.
1984 - Jesse Jackson runs for President
Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist and was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and became as a U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.
1986 - Reagan signs the Anti-Drug Abuse Act
President Reagan today proclaimed a goal of a ''drug-free generation'' as he signed a comprehensive $1.7 billion anti-drug bill into law so that the government could get tough with the people a bit.