The Women Who Fought for and Against the ERA


by Lane Kaplan-Levinson

Pat Denton speaking at the ERA March and Jazz Funeral, New Orleans, 1982.It’s July 3rd, 1982. Feminists are marching through downtown New Orleans in support of the Equal Rights Amendment, the ERA.

WDSU covered this march at the time: Under a scalding afternoon sun, several hundred ERA supporters wound their way from Armstrong Park through the CBD and headed for Jackson Square and a round of speeches with the theme: a new day for the ERA.

This march was also a jazz funeral, but it wasn’t for a person. It was for the Equal Rights Amendment.

Anne Schlafly Cori was interviewed in this two-part audio series on ERA.