A meeting in Texas to protest the National Women's Conference held in Houston, Texas. Phyllis Schlafly National Chairwoman of Stop Equal Rights Amendment makes her speech. She differentiates between their meeting and the National Women's Conference being held in Houston. She speaks on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and warns that the ERA will allow homosexuals to marry, teach in schools, and adopt children. Men and women at the meeting have 'STOP ERA' signs and logos with them.
People protest the National Women's Conference (NWC) held in Houston, Texas. Buses arriving at the Astrodome in Houston. Men and women hold several banners in their hands opposing the NWC. One of the banner reads' IWY Doesnt Speak For Me'. Lottie Bet Hobbs, Nellie Gray, and Dr. Mildred Jefferson oppose the National Women's Conference. Several burning issues like abortion are opposed. Spectators applaud.
Cowboys approaching ride horses into a stable. Cattle graze. Oil wells and military airfield from overhead. Distant view of Dallas Texas city skyline. Night view of streets and signs in Amarillo Texas. Daytime view of a tall skyscraper building and wide street in Houston Texas with cars and traffic View of the Hotel Nimitz in Fredericksburg Texas. Downtown Fort Worth Texas city street with shops, offices, and cars. Downtown area in Pampa Texas. Street corner view in Kerrville Texas. Two different views of The Alamo and surroundings in San Antonio, Texas. A water tower and oil rigs in Kilgore Texas. Downtown area of El Paso, Texas from elevated view. Street view in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Downtown view in Wichita Falls, Texas. Downtown San Angelo Texas views. Distant view of the city of Austin Texas from an elevated position, and then in downtown Austin featuring the State House Capitol building. Cattle, sheep, and sorghum farming views. Rice fields and Turkey ranches. Many oil rigs and oil wells. A busy shipyard in Texas making ships for World War II war effort. A sprawling aircraft factory. Oil rigs pumping oil. Farmer on tractor plows wheat field. View of rice harvesting (Massey Harris Self Propelled Harvest Brigade). Men stack magnesium bars. Magnesium factory next to ocean in Texas. Hand cotton picking and view of a mechanical cotton picker. Tractor pulling sorghum harvester. Sulfur mining and Helium plant in Amarillo. Black clouds in sky from burning natural gas in making synthetic rubber for war effort. Cliff of sulfur dynamited and loaded by train crane. Cowboys herd cattle and view of Fort Worth Stockyards and Exchange. Angora goat farm and turkey farming. War time workers manufacturing. Alabama and Coushatta Native American Indian village with flag of service stars for men in the war. Indian children with elder and Indian logging camp. Campus of University of Texas and State Capitol in Austin. Well dressed women exit Dallas department store.
Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Johnson, makes her speech during the first plenary session of the National Women's Conference at Houston, Texas. She speaks on the ratification of women right to vote and Equal Rights Amendment, with Texas being the 9th state to ratify the 19th Amendment and the 7th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Bella Abzug and other prominent American women present. Thousands of American women present at the event cheer.
Barbara Jordan, U.S. representative from Dallas, Texas, makes her speech during the first plenary session of the National Women's Conference at Houston, Texas She expresses a need of domestic human rights program fro American women. Prominent American women figures and thousands of other American women give her a standing ovation.
The National Women's Conference held at Houston, Texas. Thousands of American women and women of other countries gather, cheer and clap during the event. Women hold American flags and banners. A news reporter at the venue summarizes the events of the conference. Empty conference hall in her background. Several proposals for women's rights put forward.