ForBlack History Month

Woman Operating a Hand Drill, Vultee-Nashville, 1943 - Courtesy Library of Congress

For an ever-expanding list of resources for learning about famous African American women and other women of Black History, click below.. You’ll find women who are famous and women who should be better-known, from early America and slavery to the 21st century, including the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement. See also:


 For more Information on women’s history link to the National Women History Project visit http://www.nwhp.org/

A Selection of Ohio NOW Education and Legal Fund Activities


 Court Cases/Legal Support/Amicus Briefs/Legislation


Affirmative Action

Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (12-682)
Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

Child Support

Vicki M. O’Malley v. Patrick J. O’Malley
Hubin v. Hubin
Carnes v. Kemp

 Civil Rights

Town of Greece v. Galloway

Evenwel v. Abbott

Disability Rights

Access Center for Independent Living v. Dayton Mall
Ohio House Bill 333 Attacks Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) bill copy
Doe v. State of Ohio
Hindel, Pierce, Denning and The National Federation of the Blind, Inc. v. Ohio Secretary of State
Olmstead v. L.C.
State of Ohio v. Below

Domestic Violence

Felton v. Felton
State v. Lucas
State v. Carswell


Fair Employment Protection Act
Don O. Smith v. Superior Tool & Die & Machine Co.
Elek v. Huntington National Bank
Louisiana Forestry Association Inc. v. Secretary U.S. Dept. of Labor
Harris v Quinn May
Young v. UPS


Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 cases
Gloucester County School Board v. G.G.
Obergefell v. Hodges


United States v Texas

Health Care

Medicaid – Applying for Benefits http://ohionowelf.org/wp/?page_id=367
Whole Women’s Health v. Cole
Zubik v. Burwell
Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Coverage in Affordable Health Care Act
Ohio SB 297 Prohibits Abortions
McCullen v. Coakley
Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act and Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service

Sexual Harassment

McCormick v. K-Mart
Kerans v. Porter Paint Company


Shreve v. Franklin County 
State v. Mole 
Ohio v. Clark






What Ohio NOW Education and Legal Fund Does

  • Provides resource information and referral services to assist victims of sex discrimination, their families and advocates
  • Provides advocacy and support services to victims of discrimination and domestic violence
  • Supports efforts of legal counsel representing victims and provides links to state and/or national organizations focused on victim advocacy
  • Becomes involved with precedent setting legal cases in terms of filing amicus (friend of the court) briefs

    How Ohio NOW Education And Legal Fund Functions

    • Monitors state and federal courts to determine which cases pending could have an impact on the legal rights of women and girls for amicus brief filing consideration
    • Communicates and networks regularly with members of the legal profession across the state to be better able to provide resource information
    • Monitors state and federal legislation to determine which bills have the greatest impact on women and girls so members can provide educational materials to legislators and create public awareness

    By-Laws for Ohio NOW Education and Legal Fund

    As amended at 11/06/10, 12/7/13 Annual Meetings

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