Betty Friedan 1921-2006
Betty Friedan. Photograph by Fred Palumbo, 1960,
for World Telegram & Sun. Library of Congress.
Bettye Naomi Goldstein was born
In 1963, she wrote
In 1966, she was one of the founding
members of NOW, which stands for National Organization for Women.
On January 27, 1970, U.S. Court of
Appeals (Fifth Circuit) Judge George Harrold Carswell had his
Hearing regarding his nomination as Associate Justice to the Supreme
On the occasion, and representing NOW,
Betty Friedan gave her
Carswell Testimony in which she opposed Carswell's
Carswell was rejected by Senate with a
51-45 vote, packed his knapsack, and settled at Tallahassee,
Florida, where he opened his private practice.