You’re No One ’Til Somebody Hates You: Karen DeCrow and the Fight for Gender Equality

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In her 1974 speech accepting the presidency of the National Organization for Women, Karen DeCrow said: “I think that what gender a person is should never – I repeat, never – make a difference.” As a Northwestern alumna, attorney and activist, DeCrow ’59 fought tirelessly for equality of the sexes, embracing the heat (and no little amount of hate) kindled by her beliefs. Here at the 50th anniversary of NOW, join Northwestern University Libraries as we celebrate DeCrow’s accomplishments with an exhibit drawn from her personal papers (which were donated to University Archives upon her death in 2014) and materials from our vast Femina Collections documenting the First and Second Wave liberation movements.