What is the significance of today?
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the US constitution was ratified and officially signed, granting American women the constitutional right to vote. Today, 101 years later, we continue to celebrate this day as Women’s Rights Day.
Although it is a fantastic day, it also leads us to question why it took so long for women to be recognized as deserving of all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and whether women are indeed treated as equal today. So, let’s take a deeper dive from the past and present to create a deeper understanding of why we all must celebrate Women’s Rights Day!
The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. Here are a timeline of some of the critical moments, event and gatherings that lead to more equality for women.
Women's Suffrage Movement Timeline