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Barbara Flynn Currie - ERA Fight in Illinois

Barbara Flynn Currie, a liberal Democrat from the Hyde Park district of Chicago, has represented that Chicago neighborhood in the Illinois House of Representatives from January, 1979 to the time of this posting in 2017. Even though she was relatively new to the legislature during the years when the Equal Rights Amendment was debated in the Illinois legislature every year, she was an eloquent and influential supporter for ERA. This session of her interview discussed the fate of ERA in the Illinois House from her first year in 1979 to its ultimate defeat in the legislature in 1982. ​

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Interview Session 03 (Audio)

ERA fight in Illinois from 1978 to June, 1982

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Representative Currie's entire interview in the 'Illinois Statecraft - Legislators' project.

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