Sisters of '77

Infobox Television Film
name = Sisters of '77
format = Documentary film
runtime = 55 minutes
director = Cynthia Salzman Mondell
Allen Mondell
producer = Cynthia Salzman Mondell
Allen Mondell
starring = Liz Carpenter
Betty Friedan
Ann Richards
Gloria Steinem
music = Tim Cissell
country = USA
language = English
network = PBS
released = March 1 2005
website =
amg_id = 1:322182

"Sisters of '77" is an award-winning documentary film that chronicles an unprecedented event in women's history, the first National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas in November 1977. The purpose of the National Women's Conference was to end discrimination against women and promote their equal rights. The conference was the first federally funded women's conference, and brought together over 20,000 women and men from around the United States.

"Sisters of '77" provides a fascinating look at a pivotal weekend that changed the course of history and the lives of the women who attended. The film incorporates rare archival footage and interviews of leaders relating this history to the present. The conference attendees included former first ladies, Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, and Rosalyn Carter. Other women present were grandmothers and lesbians, Republicans and Democrats, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinas, and Native American women. The most influential leaders attending the burgeoning women’s movement included Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Smeal, Ann Richards, Coretta Scott King, and Barbara Jordan.


ITVS chose the documentary "Sisters of '77" for their Community Connections Project (CCP), a community engagement and educational outreach campaign which reaches out to organizations that invest in building young women leaders; university and high school students who participate in gender studies, political science, history and social studies; organizations that promote women’s equal rights, reproductive freedom, lesbian and minority rights; and Internet groups that focus on democracy in action, social change and human rights


"Sisters of '77" was produced by Cynthia Salzman Mondell and Allen Mondell and Executive produced by Ed Delaney and Circle R Media, and in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS), funds provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


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