The Equal Rights Amendment: Then and Now
Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective
- June 21, 2017
In March, Nevada became the first state in 40 years to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a provision written to address discrimination on the basis of sex. Now, in an atmosphere of renewed national attention on issues affecting women, this proposed amendment could be just two states short of addition to the United States Constitution.
Explore the long history of the ERA with hosts Jessica Blissit and Brenna Miller as they speak with three historians: Kimberly Hamlin, Susan Hartmann and Katherine Marino. Find out why it stalled and how for nearly a century the ERA has garnered both passionate supporters and ardent opponents.
Kimberly Hamlin: Associate Professor of History and Director of the American Studies Program at Miami University in Ohio specializing in gender, women, and science
Susan Hartmann: Emeritus Professor in the Ohio State University Department of History specializing in American and women’s history
Katherine Marino: Assistant Professor in the departments of History and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University specializing in the history of women, gender and sexuality in the Americas and transnational feminism
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