19th Amendment anniversary: A timeline of 100 years of voting rights for women


August 20, 2020

The 19th Amendment is signed

This year marks 100 years since the 19th Amendment ostensibly gave women the right to vote. The milestone came after decades of fighting, sacrifice and even death, and was followed by movements to secure the vote for all women. St. Mary's University professor Teresa Van Hoy says in 2020 the importance of the vote has come full circle.

"The 19th Amendment ensured the vote for women in the United States, Black women and white women. We're celebrating. This is a wonderful moment. But the Black Lives Matter movement has given us a big opportunity this is centennial. They have focused attention...

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