The Equal Rights Amendment: Yesterday and Today
William G. McGowan Theater
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Written in 1921 by suffragist Alice Paul, the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced into every session of Congress between 1923 and 1972, when it was passed and sent to the states but failed to achieve the necessary three-fourths ratification. Proponents are strongly in favor of the ERA, but some still argue against it. What are the pros and cons of the ERA, and could it become ratified? Page Harrington, Executive Director, National Woman's Party at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument, moderates a panel discussion with E. Faye Williams, President/CEO, National Congress of Black Women, Inc.; Robyn Muncy, Professor of History, University of Maryland; Kyle Ciani, Chair of the History Department, Illinois State University; and Kris Myers, Director of Programs, Alice Paul Institute. Presented in partnership with the National Woman's Party at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument.
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