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It Took U.S. Activists Nearly 100 Years to Get ‘Votes for Women’ Guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

Now We’re Celebrating and Reflecting on a Century of the 19th Amendment

August 18, 2020, marks 100 years of the 19th Amendment. On August 18, 1920—after nearly a century of campaigning from American suffrage activists—the U.S. Constitution declared that “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

EVENTS

Vote for Women: 100 text on backdrop of black flanked with gold, teal, and pink star

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Panel
#VotesforWomen100

Join us for a Zoom panel and discussion on Tuesday, August 18, at 7 p.m. EST.

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The Radical Fight for Votes for Women


HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

The 19th Amendment

Declaration of Sentiments (signed by early women’s rights activists at a convention in Seneca Falls, New York, on July 20, 1848)

Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States (published by the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1876)