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Teaching Debate on the Equal Rights Amendment

Debate on the Equal Rights Amendment

These texts provide opposing view points on the Equal Rights Amendment from two of the strongest voices involved in the debate: Shirley Chisholm and Phyllis Schlafly. Chisholm, the Black woman elected to the United States Congress, was an ardent supporter. Phyllis Schlafly, an influential conservative advocate was a staunch opponent.

Shirley Chisholm & Phyllis Schlafly
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How were people encouraged to support and oppose the Equal Rights Amendment?


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