Equal Rights Amendment: Then and Now


Each EXPLORE MORE page is an invitation to spend additional time and energy on the persons and historic locations featured in each VIRTUAL VIDEO VISIT. You are encouraged to post, present, or privately record your thoughts, reactions, conclusions, questions, innovative ideas, critiques, and/or concerns on social media, in one of your classes, in a journal, or in conversation…IF you choose.


This exploration is an opportunity to enhance what you already know, stretch your knowledge-base, and to just think more about the topic.


If you are motivated beyond this EXPLORE MORE page and wish to undertake a creative project at your school or in your community, a 1st Amendment-1st Vote facilitator is available to assist.

CONTACT: 1sta1stv@gmail.com


The Goal: TURN DISCOVERY into ACTION, now or sometime in your near future. Enjoy the journey!

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Site to Visit:

First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls


Reading, Viewing & Other Suggestions:


We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment by Julie C Suk (2020)

Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would be President

Belva A Lockwood, biography by Jill Norgren, 2007

Women Open Campaign For Equal Rights

The New York Tribune, July 22, 1923

This primary news source gives you a look at how news was reported in early 20th century.



Iron Jawed Angels, HBO TV movie

The Alice Paul Institute

Alice Paul Institute Teen Programs


Think About:

THINK ABOUT…something in your life that is taking a long time to happen, something that you wish would happen today. Envision the perfect outcome which will make you happy. What could you do today or tomorrow to move your desire forward? If you need an assist, who do you trust that would help you out?

And think about:

  • a word or phrase in the video that got your attention and rings true in your head and heart..
  • an idea or piece of information that you agree with, completely.
  • how you would improve this video. Feel free to contact 1sta1stv@gmail.com with suggestions.


Take Action!

  • Craft a poem, drawing, photo, dance, etc. Be creative!
  • Post one cool fact from this video that got your attention.
  • Ask your Social Studies teacher to show this video and have you lead a discussion of it with your classmates (contact 1sta1stv@gmail.com to arrange).


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