The purpose of the conference was to ask women directly what the government could do to create a more just society for women. The event was considered an opportunity for both feminists and anti-feminists to make their views known.
1977: Congress sponsors International Women’s Year Conference
February 18, 1977: Lawsuit brought against state officials to unseal Sovereignty Commission files
The ACLU of Mississippi, Delta Ministry, Owen Brooks, and Ken Lawrence sued for access to the files.