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Promotion? No, You’ll Just Have Babies and Leave

My husband and I moved to Minnesota and I needed a job. I was in my early 20’s and this was the 1960's. I started in the Housing Rehabilitation Department at my first housing authority as a secretary. In 1963, women were pretty much relegated to secretarial jobs, unless you ...
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Airline Stewardess Life in the 1960’s

By Nan McKay As a teenager, my favorite thing to do was to go out to the little airport in Peoria to watch planes take off and land. As soon as I turned 20 I became a flight attendant for a large airlines based in Chicago. I had had 2 ...
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1960’s: Shockwaves of Change

The decade was a roller coaster of experiences and contradictions. Wave after wave of change crashed through society. It was a raging storm of value clashes. The decade dawned on an emotional high of optimism. In 1961, John F Kennedy (JFK) was elected and particularly appealed to the young. It ...
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