All attempts to pass the ERA failed. Mississippi was the only state where the ERA never got out of committee.
1973: Equal Rights Amendment introduced to both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature
1973: Eudora Welty wins Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Optimist’s Daughter
1973: Major flood hits South Delta
April 17, 1973: Governor Waller vetoes funding for the Sovereignty Commission
April 27, 1973: Sovereignty Commission proposes to seal its files
The motion was made by Representative DeVan Dallas, seconded by Representative Jerry Wilburn and approved unanimously by the commission.