“This fan-frikkin’-tastic project will prove absolutely invaluable as a source for feminists, women and men in general, scholars in and out of academia, non-scholarly types who are curious humans — and to history, the present, and the future. Thank you, Click! Team!”

Robin Morgan: Co-founder of the Women’s Media Center and author of Sisterhood is Powerful

We are proud of the kudos that Click! is receiving.

“Wide ranging, engaging, with a national focus but an international scope, CLICK! is an astonishing resource for educators, historians, all of us who have come of age in feminism. It's a site I will keep visiting and revisiting, sending my students, colleagues, friends to it, availing myself of the videos, photos, text, and testimony which makes history come alive in an innovative, transformative, integrated way. Even as an informed feminist and a Latina who found a welcoming comunidad in the movement after visiting Click! I’ve understood feminism as never before Brava, Clio, Brava, Click!”

Julia Alvarez: Author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents  

“Today’s generation of feminists will enjoy ‘Click!’ as an essential resource for activism.  It is a user-friendly way to meet them where they are and empower them!”

Felicia A. Bell, Ph. D.: Director, Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University Montgomery

“A brilliant exhibit! With clarity and insight, it captures the diversity, complexity, and richness of the feminist revolution in all its forms. Nuanced and powerful, it gives a new generation the kind of historical awareness so much needed in today's world.”

William Chafe: Baldwin Professor of History, Emeritus, Duke University, and author of Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal

“What a great resource — it's going to be a real gift for so many students of the American woman’s story. I'm so proud to be in it. Congratulations.”

Gail Collins: New York Times columnist and author of When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present

“This is fabulous!  The information is so rich, the history so deep, and the design absolutely dazzling. Bravo!”

Elaine Tyler May: Regents Professor of American Studies and History, University of Minnesota and author of America and the Pill: Promise, Peril and Liberation   

“Congratulations to Clio History on such a concise and definitive gathering of relevant historical facts and key themes around gender equality in the 20th and 21st centuries. You have built something manageable in size and enticing for users which is steeped in research. This is curating at the highest level and will be useful for any student interested in how our lives today are impacted by legal, economic and social norms.”

Cara Mertes: Director, JustFilms | Ford Foundation, Creativity and Free Expression

“Your website is fantastic! I don't know how you did it but its purview is wide and deep, the site is wonderfully user-friendly, and the whole project is a great contribution to women's history.”

Letty Cottin Pogrebin: Founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate

“Click! is exactly the digital resource we need to support the teaching of women’s history across the many audiences who now learn on the web. Its rich content, lively design and easy navigation are opportunities for exploration, a quick lookup or beginning research. Click! is on my bookmarks, and if you are teaching history, it should be on yours too.”

Claire Potter: Professor of History and Director of the Digital Humanities, Schools of Public Engagement, The New School

“Click! The Ongoing Feminist Revolution uses crispy clear online technology and brilliant historical editing and interpretation to gather in one place a powerful illustrated narrative of women in modern America.  Its use of documentary film is stunning. Brava! Everyone—students and scholars—can learn from and be inspired by Click!”

Kathryn Kish Sklar: Distinguished Professor of History, Emerita, Binghamton University and co-editor, Women and Social Movements in the United States

“There can never be enough tools for teaching and researching about feminism in all of its many forms. Click! takes us so much further in our quest by cleverly using archival resources and creating a true connection between analog and digital women's histories.”

Kimberly Springer: Author of Still Lifting, Still Climbing and Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations, 1968 - 1980

“Click! captures the energy of the past half-century of American history and explains why women belong at the center of the narrative.  Inviting and user-friendly, Click! is an unparalleled resource for teachers, students, and general enthusiasts of women’s history.  “

Katherine Turk: Assistant Professor of History and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill, and author of Equality on Trial: Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace

How to Navigate our Interactive Timeline

You will find unique content in each chapter’s timeline.

Place the cursor over the timeline to scroll up and down within the timeline itself. If you place the cursor anywhere else on the page, you can scroll up and down in the whole page – but the timeline won’t scroll.

To see what’s in the timeline beyond the top or bottom of the window, use the white “dragger” located on the right edge of the timeline. (It looks like a small white disk with an up-arrow and a down-arrow attached to it.) If you click on the dragger, you can move the whole timeline up or down, so you can see more of it. If the dragger won’t move any further, then you’ve reached one end of the timeline.

Click on one of the timeline entries and it will display a short description of the subject. It may also include an image, a video, or a link to more information within our website or on another website.

Our timelines are also available in our Resource Library in non-interactive format.

Timeline Legend

  1. Yellow bars mark entries that appear in every chapter

  2. This icon indicates a book

  3. This icon indicates a film

1971 The Click! Moment

The idea of the “Click! moment” was coined by Jane O’Reilly. “The women in the group looked at her, looked at each other, and ... click! A moment of truth. The shock of recognition. Instant sisterhood... Those clicks are coming faster and faster. They were nearly audible last summer, which was a very angry summer for American women. Not redneck-angry from screaming because we are so frustrated and unfulfilled-angry, but clicking-things-into-place-angry, because we have suddenly and shockingly perceived the basic disorder in what has been believed to be the natural order of things.” Article, “The Housewife's Moment of Truth,” published in the first issue of Ms. Magazine and in New York Magazine. Republished in The Girl I Left Behind, by Jane O'Reilly (Macmillan, 1980). Jane O'Reilly papers, Schlesinger Library.