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Equal Rights Amendment South Carolina Coalition Records - Accession 183, Equal Rights Amendment South Carolina Coalition Jan 1978

Equal Rights Amendment South Carolina Coalition Records - Accession 183, Equal Rights Amendment South Carolina Coalition

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The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) South carolina Coalition Records consists of correspondence, newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, and telegrams, extending from 1972-1978, sent by both supporters and non-supporters of ERA to Coleman Poag, South Carolina state senator for district 6, in an effort to influence Poag’s vote. The ERA was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal rights for women.


Equal Rights Amendment South Carolina Coalition Records - Accession 168, Equal Rights Amendment South Carolina Coalition Jan 1978

Equal Rights Amendment South Carolina Coalition Records - Accession 168, Equal Rights Amendment South Carolina Coalition

Manuscript Collection

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) records, dating from 1970 to 1978, include correspondence, legislative journals, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, brochures, pamphlets, and other records relating to the work of the South Carolina Coalition in trying to get the ERA ratified by the South Carolina state legislature. There is relevant material concerning the ERA issue in other states. The Coalition was organized in 1972. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal rights for women.