Events Surrounding "For the Equal Rights Amendment" Speech

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Chisholm attends Brooklyn College

1942 - 1946

Equal Pay Act of 1963 signed into law

June 10, 1963

Shirley Chisholm wins seat on New York State Assembly

November 1964

Shirley Chisholm wins seat on US House of Representatives

November 1968

Shirley Chisholm first speaks for need of equal rights between the sexes

May 21, 1969

Shirley Chisholm delivers "For the Equal Rights Amendment"

August 10, 1970

Equal Rights Amendment passes in Congress

1972

Ratification deadline for ERA expires; ERA fails

June 1982