In 1961 President John F. Kennedy established a presidential commission to examine and report on the status of American women. The President's Commission on the Status of Women, chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt from its beginning until her death in 1962, published its report about women in the workplace, in education, and under the law in October 1963.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University are partnering to mark this important historical milestone and to reflect on the status of American women 50 years later.

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