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Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elizabeth Ward

Russelville, AR

 

— Miss America 1982 —

 
Elizabeth Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Elizabeth Ward Marker
Inscription.  
"'This will be a memorable year, I'm sure. When it's over, I plan to return to college and I'll be ready to do that.' When asked if she was in favor of the ERA, she answered, 'I'm for equal rights but not for the amendment. I'm grateful for the women's movement because it proves that women can have the same prerogatives as men. However, I think that our rights are already guaranteed in the Constitution.'"

Betty Garber, "Miss America Likes Her Travels," The Chronicle Independent (South Carolina), 12/1/1981, p. 12
 
Erected by Miss America Organization.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.576′ N, 74° 26.148′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on North Michigan Avenue just north of Atlantic Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 N Michigan Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
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other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cheryl Prewitt (here, next to this marker); Susan Powell (here, next to this marker); Debra Muffett (here, next to this marker); Vanessa Williams (here, next to this marker); Suzette Charles (a few steps from this marker); Sharlene Wells (a few steps from this marker); Debbye Turner (a few steps from this marker); Kellye Cash (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
Additional comments.
1. Types of Feminism
The discussion of feminism shared by Ms. Ward in feminist theory is called liberal feminism, or the advocacy of equal treatment of the sexes. (Liberal is used in the classical sense within political theory.)

It usually stands in contrast to radical feminism, which was more popular in the 1970s, which advocates for changes in overall social structures.

There are other definitions of feminism used, although these are the two most commonly discussed schools within feminism. This commentary is not intended to evaluate which scope the ERA is, and was, under.
    — Submitted July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

 
Additional keywords.
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Equal Rights Amendment, Second Wave Feminism, liberal feminism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Mar. 3, 2021