Artist Anthony Armstrong
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The Equal Rights Amendment is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. It seeks to end the legal distinctions between men and women in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other matters.
Jim Crow' laws were passed in the southern states. They denied black people equal rights. Black people and white people were segregated. Black people were not allowed to use 'whites only' public facilities.