Women's Rights Movement Videorecordings, 1970s-1980s

Summary Information

Title: Women's Rights Movement Videorecordings
Inclusive Dates: 1970s-1980s

  • Women's Rights Movement
Call Number: M2004-158

Quantity: 26 videorecordings (in 2 record center cartons)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Videotapes of various speakers and events related to the Women’s Movement throughout the 1970s and 1980s, in particular the attempt to get the Equal Rights Amendment ratified. Two of the most recognizable speakers are Holly Near and Sonia Johnson. Performer/activist Holly Near spoke out on gay/lesbian rights, women’s right to choose, domestic violence, and other women’s issues regarding oppression and violence. Sonia Johnson discusses her active support of the ERA which resulted in her being excommunicated from the Mormon Church in December of 1979. She continued working for equal rights for women after her excommunication, running for president on the Citizens Party ticket in 1984. She is also the author of six books, the most well-known being From Housewife to Heretic which documents her activism for the ERA.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-m2004158
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