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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Kathrine Robinson Everett, January 21, 1986. Interview C-0006. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

A more moderate version of women's rights activism

Everett was not a militant suffragette, she protests, although she was involved in the women's suffrage movement and was still active in the women's rights movement as late as the 1970s, when she worked to pass an Equal Rights Amendment.

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Oral History Interview with Kathrine Robinson Everett, January 21, 1986. Interview C-0006. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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PAMELA DEAN:
You mentioned last time that you had gone with your father to President Wilson's inauguration and you'd seen the suffragists speaking . . .
KATHRINE ROBINSON EVERETT:
Yes, when Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated.
PAMELA DEAN:
. . . and that you were quite impressed with them. After the woman suffrage amendment was passed you were involved in getting women to register to vote. Had you worked for passage of the suffrage amendment? Were you involved in that?
KATHRINE ROBINSON EVERETT:
Oh, yes, some. I wasn't a militant suffragette; if you mean that. I was not. I was for woman's suffrage and did work for it and believed in it. I still think that we'll get some of the things we haven't yet gotten. We've come a long ways.
PAMELA DEAN:
As they say. [laughter] Sort of along the same lines, you told me last that you did believe in the ERA amendment. Were you at all active in supporting the efforts to pass that in the '70s?
KATHRINE ROBINSON EVERETT:
Yes, I was. As I say, I wasn't a militant, if you mean that. I told you I believe that I still have on my car the amendment sticker-"ERA-Yes!" and I think probably it is the only ERA sticker still on the back of any car in Durham! Yes, I've been for it from the beginning because I feel it is right and there is no real point against it. I didn't agree with Senator Ervin on that. I think he was mighty smart but I think he was wrong on that.