In the long-drawn fight for universal suffrage, black suffragists helped lead the charge in Women’s Voting Rights Campaign.
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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.
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.
Super majority in U.S. Congress set aside concerns about social upheaval and gave its approval for a constitutional amendment for women voting rights.
The history of women’s suffrage and the landscape of Washington, D.C. are inextricably tied. It took decades of women organizing near the Capitol.
Three key events in the history of women’s rights will be celebrated by the LWV of Macomb County on April 27 as it hosts its 1919 Tea fundraiser.
Feminist author and activist Gloria Steinem once said, “Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven’t been a part of history.”