publication date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 (part of Winter 2021)

category: Activism

clue: Although she took her husband's name and famously said she cancelled speeches when he wanted her home, her tireless political activism, particularly against the Equal Rights Amendment, meant that her real marriage partner was America.

explanation: Schlafly, whose life was recently portrayed in the TV series Mrs. America, was a political activist concerned primarily with traditional marriage, women's issues, and especially the ERA, which she successfully campaigned against. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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