Audio documentary about the successful fight for a Constitutional Amendment enshrining US women’s right to vote and the still-pending struggle for an Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. Includes stories about Alice Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977), whose work for women bridged both causes.
Host(s): Nahanni Rous
Jennifer Krafchik, Deputy Director of the museum in the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument in Washington, DC; Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman (In March 2017, Nevada voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment– 95 years after it was first introduced to Congress); Nevada State Senator Joe Hardy (ERA opponent); vox pops from the National Mall in Washington DC; Bettina Hager, Director of the Equal Rights Amendment Coalition; Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation and former President of the US National Organization for Women (NOW); Phyllis Schlafly, ERA opponent and founder of Eagle Forum; late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; current Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Adapted for WINGS by Nahanni Rous. Content originally appeared in the series Can We Talk from the Jewish Women’s Archive and was produced by Rous, and Judith Rosenbaum; script editor, Ibby Caputo. Can We Talk theme music is by Girls in Trouble.