Today in Feminist History: Amelia Earhart Fights for the Equal Rights Amendment (September 22, 1932)

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Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore.


September 22, 1932 : Amelia Earhart and four high-ranking members of the National Woman’s Party lobbied for the Equal Rights Amendment (also known as the Lucretia Mott Amendment) today at a meeting with President Hoover in the White House.

President Hoover, with whom she met today, presenting Amelia Earhart with the Gold Medal of the National Geographic Society on June 21st of this year for her Transatlantic solo flight.

Earhart and Anita Pollitzer did most of the talking, with the President paying close attention to what they had to say. Long-time N.W.P. members Burnita…

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