Since Florida's postion on the Equal Rights Amendment is considered critical in the interim remaining before the time limit for the amendment expires in 1979, it would seem particularly relevant to examine the historical roots of ERA in Florida. To do so is to unfurl the purple, gold, and white banner of the National Woman’s Party (NWP), the only organization which proposed ERA nationally in 1923 and which alone effectively propagandized on its behalf until the 1960s, and to focus on the activities of one of its key members, Helen Hunt West of Jacksonville.
McGovern, James R.
"Helen Hunt West: Florida's Pioneer for ERA,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 57:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol57/iss1/5