No Nukes: Women for Peace 1961


Peace and Justice History, “This Week in Peace History,” November 1, 1961 50,000 U.S. women protested above ground nuclear testing, and formed Women Strike for Peace
“On November 1, 1961, women across the United States — homemakers and factory workers, clerical workers and waitresses — interrupted their daily routines and took to the streets in the Women’s Strike for Peace. That day, the women didn’t make beds or pack lunches. They didn’t type the bosses’ letters or file any papers. They didn’t milk the cows or work on their dissertations. Fifty thousand women in over sixty cities called on the world’s governments to ‘end the arms race, not the human race.’ In Washington, D.C., over 1,000 women picketed the White House, leafletted, and sent delegations to the Soviet Embassy. Letters were dispatched to Jackie Kennedy and Nina Petrovna Khrushchev inviting these ‘first ladies’ to join the Women’s Strike for Peace and help end the arms race. …”
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