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We Honor the Women Whose Fight for Equal Rights Continues

With your help, we will educate, inspire, and empower present and future generations to remain vigilant in the quest for equal rights.

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Women were not included in the Constitution until the 19th Amendment.

The ratification of the 19th Amendment led to the largest single one-day increase of potential voters in the history of the United States.

It took 72 years to pass and ratify the 19th Amendment, and the Equal Rights Amendment has yet to be adopted to this day.

 

SUFFRAGIST OF THE MONTH

LOOKING AHEAD & IMPORTANT DATES

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is signed by President Nixon, one of the most important...

  • President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act; Title VII prohibits sex discrimination in employment.

  • Suffragists crash the Centennial Celebration in Independence Hall to present the Vice President with the “Declaration of the...

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott spearheaded the first women’s rights convention in American History. Over 300 women...

  • The Voting Rights Act outlaws the discriminatory literacy tests that had been used to prevent African Americans from...

 

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