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President John F. Kennedy signs the Equal Pay Act on June 10, 1963 in a ceremony at the White House. The bill is aimed at assuring women of paychecks equal to those of men doing the same work. Standing behind him are, from right to left: Congresswoman Edna Kelly, Congresswoman Edith Green, an unidentified woman, Miss Mary Anderson, first Women's Bureau Director, and Dr. Dorothy Height, President of National Council of Negro Women. Other organizations represented at this event included the National Council of Catholic Women, the National Council of Jewish Women, the United Auto Workers, and the National federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. (UPI Photo/The John F. Kennedy Library)
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