St. Paul, MN 55102
Forty years ago, two women's movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives. At the 1977 National Women’s Conference in Houston—referred to by Gloria Steinem as "the most important event nobody knows about"—liberal feminists endorsed abortion rights, the ERA, and gay rights. Across town, Phyllis Schlafly and conservative women rallied to launch the Pro-Family movement. Join historian Marjorie Spruill as she discusses the legacy of the rift between these two women’s movements and how it is still evident today in American politics.
Marjorie Spruill is professor of history at the University of South Carolina and author of Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics.
Lectures are offered at 10 am and 2 pm.
2018-01-20 10:00:00 2018-01-20 10:00:00 America/Chicago Women's Rights & Modern America Minnesota History Center