Wednesday, August 18, 2010

[News and Notes] Women's Suffrage

Today is the 90th Anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment. The amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920.


"The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is ratified by Tennessee, giving it the two-thirds majority of state ratification necessary to make it the law of the land. The amendment was the culmination of more than 70 years of struggle by woman suffragists."

Read the rest of the article here.

For further reading we suggest:

The Perfect 36 : Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage by Carol Lynn Yellin

Search the library catalog for more books about the women's suffrage movement.


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