Host: Megan Haught, Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Wilmot Voss
diversity, ucf, equal rights amendment, era, lori Wilson, florida, journalism history
Webinar on Florida State Senator Lori Wilson and the attempts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Florida hosted by UCF Libraries with presenter, Dr. Kimberly Wilmot Voss, full professor of Journalism at the UCF Nicholson School of Communication.
The Equal Rights Amendment is still a debated issue in the United States. In its basic form, it would add women to the Constitution. The amendment was first written in 1923 – a few years after women won the right to vote. Decades later, it became a significant issue during the Women’s Liberation Movement. Near its almost ratification, Florida was significant – led by Sen. Lori Wilson. It was an interesting discussion about women’s roles in society. This talk will expose the battle for and against the ERA in Florida. It will also address where the ERA battle is today.
– Kimberly Voss, Professor, Journalism
Senator Lori Wilson and the Equal Rights Amendment, Florida Frontiers, Florida Historical Society, #399. October 2020. https://myfloridahistory.org/frontiers/radio/program/399
“The Florida Fight for Equality: The Equal Rights Amendment, Senator Lori Wilson and Mediated Catfights in the 1970s,” Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol. 88, No. 2, 173-208. https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol88/iss2/1
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.
University Libraries; Voss, Kimberly; and Haught, Megan M., ""Make No Mistake, Florida is Crucial": Sen. Lori Wilson and the Equal Rights Amendment" (2021). Education Diversity and Inclusion. 5.