Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. The ERA garnered increasing support during the Women's Movement of the long-60s.

Depiction of

  ERA debate and photographs of NYC ERA demonstration

  (photos are under copyright, do not use other than for research purposes)


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Try comparing content from 1) Women’s Party, 1929; 2) Equal Rights Amendment demonstrations, 1976; and 3) the Women’s March, 2017-present (click images for more details). What is different? What is the same? What is the "conversation" between these sources?