Saturday, June 25, 2016

Quincy girls in middle school class are on an equal-rights mission

Six seventh-graders from Quincy's Broad Meadows Middle School are trying to get the federal Equal Rights Amendment on track for passage again. From left are Ilkim Gumus, Alessia Mochi, Julianne Sheehan, Veronica Bentley, Grace Akkara and Eleanor Anderson. The photo was taken on Monday, June 13, 2016.

The Patriot Ledger

Posted Jun. 17, 2016 at 9:50 PM
Updated Jun 19, 2016 at 10:41 AM

QUINCY – Broad Meadows Middle School teacher Ron Adams showed his seventh-graders a documentary on suffragette Alice Paul and her fight for equal rights for women.
At the end of the documentary, students learned that the states never ratified the Equal Rights Amendment, which Paul introduced in 1923 and Congress approved in 1972. To this day, the U.S. Constitution does not protect women from discrimination based on sex.
That didn’t sit well with some of the seventh-grade girls in Adams’s English language arts class. MORE

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