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ITEM Identifier: T-88, 1.

Opening ceremonies.

Scope and Contents

Includes a declaration read by Maya Angelou, welcome address by First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and brief speeches by former First Ladies Betty Ford and Lady Bird Johnson. Bella Abzug is presented with a gavel once used by Susan B. Anthony; Liz Carpenter addresses the history of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA); Barbara Jordan gives the keynote speech on the importance of equal rights programs and the future of ERA legislation; and Gloria Scott speaks. 80 minutes.


  • 1977

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.


42 audiotapes

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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