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Bella Abzug on Sexual Equality

Women's rights advocate Rep. Bella Abzug recounts her conversation with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Emanuel Celler, a strong opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment.

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  • Bella Abzug on Sexual Equality
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    Women's rights advocate Rep. Bella Abzug recounts her conversation with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Emanuel Celler, a strong opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment.

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    After many unfruitful telephone conversations with Mississippi Gov. Ross Barnett, President John F. Kennedy calls the governor one more time to discuss the building tension over James Meredith’s impending registration at the University of Mississippi. Though the governor has made clear his opposition to the Supreme Court order to allow Meredith to attend the school, President Kennedy tries to assess whether the governor will maintain law and order when Meredith arrives.

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    On September 2, 1957, Governor Orval Faubus called out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent a group of African-American students, who later became known as the Little Rock Nine, from entering the all-white Central High School. In a broadcast that evening, Faubus defends his decision to call in the state's National Guard.

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