August 26 Is Women’s Equality Day


>Recognized each year since 1971, Women’s Equality Day celebrates the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. Ratified in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment prohibits the US and its states from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex, granting women the right to vote. Despite the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote, numerous Black women, especially those residing in the South, were unable to exercise this right until the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which abolished racial discriminatory practices in voting.


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