Pin-back button

Object Number: 
2001.192
Date: 
ca. 1980
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Circular metal pin-back button "NATIONAL WOMAN'S PARTY/E.R.A./Equality of right under the law/shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by/any State on account of sex"; white and purple.
Gallery Label: 
In 1923, three years after women won the right to vote, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was introduced in Congress by Senator Curtis and Representative Anthony, both Republicans. It was authored by Alice Paul, head of the National Women's Party, who led the suffrage campaign.
Credit Line: 
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Creative: Tronvig Group