Today is August 26th, and in honor of all American women, I found this infographic created by FlagandBanner.com. It is filled with history facts about this important date and a women’s rights timeline gives us a good idea of what happened throughout the years.
Established by Rep. Bella Abzug in 1971, this day commemorates the certification of the 19th Amendment. August 26th, 1920, was a historic day for women across America, but women’s right to vote has been reached gradually all around the world.
According to the National Women’s History Museum, it took many years of stubbornness before the amendment was finally approved by the Congress.
This precious document granted American women the right to vote and gave a wind of hope for equality between men and women.
It took many struggles and protests of strong and determined women, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Santon. They were united with the same goal; bringing equality and the right to vote to American women as men could.
These two women formed the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) on May 15th, 1869 in New York City. It is their aspiration for equal rights and their desire to help American women have a better life that will result in the 19th Amendment.
Now instituted as an official day, Women’s Equality Day is celebrated each year by women all around the United States. We made some progress over the years, but there is still room for improvement. However, united we will succeed and hopefully one day, men and women will be truly equals.
So Happy Women’s Equality Day, American women, and remember the ones who were brave enough to change in History!
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