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On August 18, 1920, the [w:Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution] was ratified giving women the right to vote and participate in the political process! Most states ratified right away; but 10 states held out. Georgia and Louisiana didn’t get around to ratifying until 1970(!).
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. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
And in memory of that momentous occasion, don’t forget to check out what libraries have to offer. You’ll find lots of books, images and more at the sites below:
- Marching for the right to vote: remembering the woman suffrage parade of 1913 (part of the American Women collection at the Library of Congress)
- By Popular Demand: “Votes for Women” Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920
- Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921
- Worldcat search for Women’s suffrage (find library materials near you)
- National Archives Women’s history collection
- Then and Now: Faces of Suffrage – International Museum of Women
[Thanks Debra Bowen (@CASOSvote)]