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Wednesday, August 12 2020
Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

We join the national celebration on August 18, marking the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing all American women the right to vote. "Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest. Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution."  ~~ www.ourdocuments.gov ~~

Learn more about the struggle for women to gain universal suffrage at https://www.loc.gov/exhibitions/women-fight-for-the-vote/about-this-exhibition/amendment and https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=63

(Image: Harris & Ewing, W. (1917) Bastille Day. Julia Hurlbut of N.J. leading. Iris Calderhead of Kansas at right waiting for mobs to attack pickets so she can order out new banners. Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mnwp000213/.)

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