November 18 - 21, 1977The Sam Houston Coliseum, now the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, was the site of the first National Women's Conference held on November 18th through 21st, 1977. It was the largest political conference of women in the United States since the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. The conference was a call for unity to address the discrimination of women. Approximately 2,000 voting delegates from fifty states and six territories participated in the conference along with an additional 15,000 to 20,000 observers. They gathered to consider a "National Plan of Action" to improve the lives of women. Dignitaries attending the conference included Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Rosalyn Carter, Loretta Scott King, Texas politicians William P. Hobby, Jr. and Barbara Jordan along with well-known American political activists Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, and Billie Jean King.
|Placed By||City of Houston|
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|Date Added||Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 270864 N 3294674|
|Decimal Degrees||29.76116667, -95.36975000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 45.67', W 95° 22.185'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 45' 40.2" N, 95° 22' 11.1" W|
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|Area Code(s)||713, 832, 210, 281|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1200 W Walker Tunnel, Houston TX 77002, US|
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