Important April Dates
in Women's History
April is National Sexual Assault
April 4, 1928
Birth of Maya Angelou, author, poet, actor.
National No Housework Day
April 9, 1939
Marian Anderson sang at the Lincoln Memorial after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused her permission to sing at Constitutional Hall because she was black.
April 11, 1968
Enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. The clause barring discrimination against women began as a joke.
World Children's Day.
April 27, 1927
Birth of Coretta Scott King.
April 27, 2005
Administrative Assistant Day (previously Secretary's Day)
April 28, 2005
National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
April 29, 1915
Founding of the Women's International League of Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
April 29, 1918
Birth of Pearl Bailey, singer and UN goodwill ambassador.
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