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NOW Stages a Protest At the Plaza: An Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Hotel

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Title NOW Stages a Protest At the Plaza: An Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Hotel
Description More than a century after the first women's club in America decided to meet for lunch at Delmonico's and confront its ban on unescorted women, the National Organization for Women staged a similar protest. On February 12, 1969, the activist Betty Friedan led NOW members into the Oak Room, a restaurant in the Plaza Hotel that barred women at lunchtime. Unlike the staff at Delmonico's, the Oak Room waiters refused to serve the women, but later that year the Plaza changed its policy.
Creator Curtis Gathje
Source Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Date 2000
Relation New York

Bibliographic Citation

Curtis Gathje, “NOW Stages a Protest At the Plaza: An Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Hotel,” Lunch Hour NYC, accessed December 15, 2017, http://exhibitions.nypl.org/lunchhour/items/show/479.

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