ERA (pro and anti)

Description

The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced to Congress in 1923 by Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman. In the 1980s, NOW took it up as one of their main causes of action. Nearly every NOW march or event documented in these photographs, whether it was for equal access to healthcare or elderly rights, included support for the ERA. Phyllis Schlafly was the most outspoken and well-known opponent of the ERA and is often credited with its defeat. Lane and Leinwand, while staunch believers in the ERA, documented both sides of the debate, which is still being debated in congress to this day.



  • ERA rally Bryant Park, New York
  • ERA demonstration in Bryant Park
  • Lt. Governor of New York Mary Anne Krupsak consoles NY Senator Karen Burstein upon hearing of ERA defeat
  • ERA at International Women's Year conference in Houston
  • Pro and Anti-ERA at International Women's Year conference
  • Anti-ERA demonstration outside convention center
  • Anti-ERA demonstration at NOW conference in Texas
  • Anti-ERA demonstration at NOW conference in Texas
  • Anti-choice and anti-ERA booth in exhibition hall at International Women's Year conference in Houston
  • Anti-ERA demonstration at NOW conference in Texas
  • Woman with ERA shirt attending International Women's Day march.
  • Pro-ERA Demonstration and Women '80 Demonstration.
  • Female marcher at International Women's Day
  • Pro-ERA Demonstration and Women '80 Demonstration.
  • Girl scouts attending International Women's Day march
  • Pro-ERA Demonstration and Women '80 Demonstration.
  • Marchers in support of International Women's Day
  • Pro-ERA demonstrator
  • Pro-ERA Demonstration and Women '80 Demonstration.
  • Pro-ERA Demonstration and Women '80 Demonstration.
  • Pro-ERA Demonstration and Women '80 Demonstration.
  • Protesters at pro-ERA Demonstration and Women '80 Demonstration
  • Pro-ERA Demonstration and Women '80 Demonstration.
  • ERA demonstration
  • Women for ERA
  • Women's ERA demonstration
  • Around-the-clock watch for ERA
  • Around-the-clock watch for ERA
  • Around-the-clock watch for ERA
  • ERA demonstration
  • Gloria Steinem at ERA demonstration
  • ERA demonstration
  • ERA literature discarded