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Women's History

I am a high school student from Pennsylvania. I am currently engaged in a year-long history research project for a competition, and my subject is the Equal Rights Amendment.

For this project, I am to conduct extensive research on my chosen topic, and create a ten-minute dramatic performance based on my research.

I have been having trouble finding sources with more depth on the topic, so I would like to know if you know where I could find more sources.  I would also like to know if you could put me into contact with individuals who would be willing to conduct interviews with me and/or help me expand my research. 

 

The best resource for you might be Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, a congresswoman from New York. She introduces the ERA each year and probably has the most up-to-date information on its status. Also, I would suggest groups such as NOW, which were very active in the push for ERA in the 70s. As you will probably discover, if you haven't already, it was actually written by Alice Paul and first introduced in the 1920s — so a place like the National Women's History Project might also some good information on its creation. I hope that helps.

— Amy