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Category: Women’s & Gender History

Engraved portrait bust of Frederick Douglass, three-quarter view, hands folded.

Show Frederick Douglass some love: Transcribe his letters for Douglass Day on February 14

Posted by: Julie Miller

Library of Congress volunteer transcription program By the People, in collaboration with the Center for Black Digital History at Pennsylvania State University, invites you to join a Douglass Day transcribe-a-thon focused on letters from the Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress!

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.