'First Lady Of The Conservative Movement' Phyllis Schlafly's Legacy In Illinois

Missouri delegate Phyllis Schlafly watches during the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, on July 19.
Missouri delegate Phyllis Schlafly watches during the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, on July 19.
Missouri delegate Phyllis Schlafly watches during the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, on July 19.
Missouri delegate Phyllis Schlafly watches during the second day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, on July 19.

'First Lady Of The Conservative Movement' Phyllis Schlafly's Legacy In Illinois

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Phyllis Schlafly was known as the First Lady of the Conservative Movement by her legions of admirers. 

Her rise to prominence started in the 1950s with her crusade against communism. But she might be most remembered for her battle against equal rights for women -- a fight she waged here in Illinois. 

Schlafly died Monday at the age of 92. 

Chicago magazine writer Carol Felsenthal wrote Schlafly's biography in 1981, and she's on the line to talk about Schlafly’s Illinois legacy.