Button, "ERA: Yes," circa 1972

Summary

In the 1970s, women's rights activists rallied in support of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would guarantee women equal rights with men as part of the United States Constitution. The ERA, first put forward in 1923, finally passed both houses of Congress in 1972 -- but it was not ratified in enough state legislatures for approval.

In the 1970s, women's rights activists rallied in support of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would guarantee women equal rights with men as part of the United States Constitution. The ERA, first put forward in 1923, finally passed both houses of Congress in 1972 -- but it was not ratified in enough state legislatures for approval.

Artifact

Button (Information artifact)

Date Made

circa 1972

Subject Date

circa 1972

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

2002.68.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Kathy J. Duquette.

Material

Metal
Plastic laminate

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.188 in

Inscriptions

on front: ERA YES

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