THE THIRD WAVE

THE THIRD WAVE

Rita Kramer

the afternoon of March 22, 1972, a packed gallery in the United States Senate erupted in applause, cheers, and cowboy yells as the roll call vote revealed that, 49 years after it had first been proposed, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) had been approved by a lopsided margin of 84 to 8. Within a half-hour, Hawaii's state legislature became the first in the Union to ratify the amendment.
'There seems little question now," the Washington Evening Star observed after the Senate vote, "that...

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