Thursday, August 23, 2007

Happy Women's Equality Day

What is Women’s Equality Day?
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women in this country the right to vote. Annual observances of the anniversary of women’s suffrage have taken place since 1970, with marches, luncheons, rallies, and educational programs. In 1971, a joint resolution of Congress was passed designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day. Click here to view the joint resolution and to learn more about Women’s Equality Day.

To learn more visit the National Women's History Project on the web at

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