Posts Tagged ‘19th amendment’
You think one vote doesn’t matter? Hah!
I have told this story here on the Margins before. But with the presidential election upon us and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment swishing past, I think it’s important to remember right now that in the end the 19th Amendment was ratified thanks to one man’s vote. In August, 1920, 35 states…
Reading My Way to The 19th Amendment
Like many of us, I had plans for the hundredth anniversary of the 19th Amendment. One of those plans was to run a series of blog posts about the suffrage movement in July and August. Then my life took a sharp turn: first I wrote a history book for kids in thirty days and then…
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin: Journalist, Abolitionist, Suffragist, Shin-Kicker
A hundred years ago, on August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was ratified. A lot of us planned to celebrate, in public and out loud. Many of those celebrations have been postponed for a year so we can party like it’s 1920. Luckily, it’s easy to practice social…