The 19th amendment was adopted 100 years ago. In an article in The Conversation, experts outline 19 crucial facts about this landmark legislation on its 100th anniversary.
Women Voting Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
Women in the 21st century have a larger political role to play if they continue to identify and dismantle the barriers in the way of their political equality. As over half the population of the planet is female, ensuring women voting rights is key for any democracy. The Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote across the United States was ratified in 1920 but government elections are still dominated by men. Also see our articles on Feminism, Minority Voting Rights or LGBT voting.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a news conference May 21 on the 100th anniversary of the House of Representatives’ passage of the 19th Amendment.
Women overcame influenza, social distancing, and political bias to win the right to vote. National Geographic returns to this story during coronavirus.
President Woodrow Wilson was lukewarm towards suffrage but won re-election. This led suffragists to increase activism in view of the 1920 elections.
In the long-drawn fight for universal suffrage, black suffragists helped lead the charge in Women’s Voting Rights Campaign.
Voting rights did not come easy for women in America. Black American women in particular played an important role in the fight to vote 100 years ago.
New Jersey might have been the first to ensure that women have equal voting rights with men. But there was some mischief as malpractices marred the process.
New York Philharmonic is celebrating 100 years of the 19th amendment granting women voting rights. To do so it is inviting compositions from 19 women.
African Americans were granted voting rights only after a long and bitter struggle. Several African American women were pivotal to this exemplary struggle.
There was a huge people-powered shift, seismic enough to overcome big money’s grip on many issues. Still, there is much unfinished business to be done.