USA: On this day in 1920 White American women got the right to vote

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Today is Women’s Equality Day in the US because  it was on August 26 1920 that the 19th Amendment to the constitution was made, allowing adult white women the right to vote.  The leaders of the American women’s suffrage movement included; The Grimke Sisters, Lucy Stone, Victoria Woodhull, Abigail Scott Duniway, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Jeanette Rankin.

Significant obstacles and challenges were in place preventing black women from voting in the American South especially until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Check out Ms Magazine for More on Women’s Equality Day

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