Organizing for the U.S. Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment was first written by Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman and introduced to the U.S. Congress in 1923. If ratified, the ERA would guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. In this video, Jane Mansbridge, Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values at Harvard Kennedy School, gives a brief overview of the history of the ERA and where it stands today.

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