When the Constitution was written in 1787, “we the people” referred only to white men. To this day, the Constitution still does not have an amendment that explicitly guarantees women equal rights. It came close in 1972 – Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and thirty-five states ratified the amendment, but it ultimately fell short of approval by three states and was never added to the Constitution.
To put it bluntly, women are still not considered equal under law in the United States of America.
Suffragist Alice Paul wrote the Equal Rights Amendment in 1921 and today a new generation of women and girls are talking about equality.
In the words of Alice Paul, “Let us have the rights we deserve!”
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From 1872 to 1883, Emily Warren Roebling oversaw one of the greatest engineering triumphs in history - the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. In 1869, Emily’s father-in-law, John A. Roebling, took on the immense task of constructing a bridge that would connect Brooklyn to New...
Alice Coachman (November 9, 1923 – July 14, 2014), a track and field star, made history at the 1948 Olympic Games in London becoming the first black woman to win an Olympic medal.Coachman was born and raised in the heart of the segregated south in Albany,...