Join WIST to Commemorate U.S. Women’s Equality Day – August 26

In honor of the work of many individuals to agitate, advocate, and advance equal access to voting and recognition as United States citizens we commemorate Women’s Equality Day.

From the National Constitution Center:

The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote nationally on August 18, 1920, so why is Women’s Equality Day on August 26th each year?

The simple answer is that even when a constitutional amendment has been ratified it’s not official until it has been certified by the correct government official. In 1920, that official was U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. On August 26, 1920, Colby signed a proclamation behind closed doors at 8 a.m. at his own house in Washington, D.C, ending a struggle for the vote that started a century earlier.

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