Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
While this holiday still celebrates women being able to vote, today it has grown to mean much more. This holiday also celebrates all of the women’s organizations all over the country for their hard work to provide women with equal opportunities in education and employment.
Did you know? Women fought for 72 years to get the right to vote. Activists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Alice Paul took big risks, used their voices, and rewrote the old rules that were written by and for men, but no longer worked.
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