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Archive: 2023 (60 Posts)

Line drawing of Christmas tree, ornaments labeled with names of states. Caption below reads "ERA is NOT dead."

A Centennial Season’s Greetings from the ERA

Posted by: Elizabeth Novara

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), also known as the Lucretia Mott Amendment, to the U.S. Congress on December 10, 1923. Find materials throughout the Library of Congress on the history of this unratified, but impactful, constitutional amendment.

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Home Rule and Go-Go “Live! at the Library,” November 30, 2023

Posted by: Ryan Reft

Join us on November 30 for a “Live! at the Library” commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of home rule in Washington, D.C., with a panel discussion on the legacy of home rule moderated by Kojo Nnamdi and featuring journalist Tom Sherwood; The Drum and Spear Bookstore co-founder, Eyes on the Prize documentarian and civil rights activist Judy Richardson; and historians G. Derek Musgrove and Kyla Sommers. A performance by the D.C. Go-Go band Mambo Sauce will follow the panel discussion.