Happy Women’s Equality Day! On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was enacted giving women the right to vote in the United States. It has been 102 years and we still have work to do towards equality.
Lets not forget the hard fight of women’s suffrage!
“What Is Today Even About? I Thought We Celebrated Women’s Day In March??”
Today, August 26th, celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution prohibiting states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to individuals on the basis of sex. “Women’s Equality Day” marks the day remembering the landmark achievement made possible after decades of unyielding advocacy efforts carried out by women activists and suffragettes including Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth C. Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, Harriet Purvis, Alice Paul, and Carrie Chapman Catt. However, it’s important to recognize that this protection and advancement did not benefit all women equally.
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