The 19th Amendment was passed in 1920 granting women in the United States the right to vote!
In 2005, the 85th anniversary of women winning the vote, provides students and scholars with an excellent opportunity to honor the amazing organizing work of the thousands of women who worked to secure the vote for women in the United States. The story of how this change was created is a remarkable testimony to the unrelenting tenacity and spirit of women and what they can achieve in a democratic society. Women who were seen as powerless changed America in powerful ways.
To win the right to vote, women conducted a 72-year long political campaign. This political campaign began at the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls in 1848 and ended with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.
RBC library staff and President McNeer celebrate this important event!
Left to right: Irene Handy, Dr. James McNeer, Christine Skirbunt, Deborah Vroman
Access a PDF copy of the Proclamation designating August 26, 2005 as the 85th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment!