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    Esther E. Peterson Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 1/20/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 January 1970

    Peterson discusses labor support for John F. Kennedy in the 1960 presidential campaign; her appointment to the Labor Department, other Kennedy administration appointees; the President’s Commission on the Status of Women; and legislation about equal pay for women.

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    Interview with Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt on the Status of Women, 18 April 1962
    White House Audio Collection18 April 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s conversation with Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady and Chairman of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. In his remarks President Kennedy discusses the origins of the commission, the necessity for equal pay and working conditions regardless of gender, and issues concerning women that...

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