Nation: A Festive Rally for the ERA

Then a day of lobbying to change Congressmen's minds

Alice Paul, the founder of the National Woman's Party, and 5,000 fellow suffragists grimly marched down Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue one day in 1913, demanding the right to vote. They were stopped in front of the National Archives Building by a mob of angry bystanders who slapped them, spit on them and burned them with lighted cigars.

Last week 65,000 supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment, most of them women, retraced the steps of that historic march. This time the mood was festive: marching to spirited calliope music, the amendment's supporters joyfully waved banners and...

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