The Equal Rights Amendment: Yesterday and Today
June 16, 2016
7pm at the William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives
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? A distinguished panel will explore the proposed amendment and its implications in today’s world.
Moderated by Page Harrington, Exec. Dir., National Woman’s Party at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, panelists include E. Faye Williams, President/CEO, National Congress of Black Women, Inc.; Robyn Muncy, Professor of History, University of Maryland; Kyle Ciani, Chair of History, Ill State University; and; Kris Myers, Director of Programs, Alice Paul Institute. Presented in partnership with the National Archives. This program is free and open to the public.