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Phyllis Schlafly historic photographs Copyright Diana Mara Henry 1977

 

Phyllis Schlafly historic photographs Copyright Diana Mara Henry 1977

 

 

Phyllis Schlafly historic photographs Copyright Diana Mara Henry 1977

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Diana Mara Henry kept ephemera of the events she photographed, as here, Phyllis Schlafly's press conference at the time of the First National Women's Conference in Houston, 1977 and the materials Schlafly produced opposing the ERA, IWY, and BElla Abzug - "ABZUGATE".

Joan Gubbins, speaker at 2:30-3:00 (above). Joan Gubbins led the opposition at the First National Women's Conference, where the anti-national plan forces wore "Majority" ribbons. Copyright © 1977 Diana Mara Henry. Email us for use, please.


 

"...the majority of women who are opposed to the Conference could easily become involved in the Conference planning sessions

and run it any way they like...". Jill Ruckelshaus, the first Presiding Officer of the US COmmission on International Women's Year, was named by President Ford, who signed the ligislation for the conference. Jill Ruckelhaus, seen at left with Pat Kery and Peggy Kokernot, right, is signing the scroll of participants. She was followed in office by Elizabeth Athanasakos, another Republican and part of the old guard of the Republican party who were pro-choice, pro-ERA.

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"At its first meeting chaired by former Congresswoman Bella Abzug (April, 1977) the National I.W.Y. Commission voted to urge state I.W.Y. Conferences to add lesbianism and prostitution to heir discussion agendas, as requested by I.W.Y. Commission member Jean O'Leary, who is Co-Executive Director of the National Gay Task Force." Jean O'Leary is at right, below.

    

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