Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

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.

Throughout the Years

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We’ve created a collection of curated articles for you. Enjoy your reading as you celebrate Women’s Equality Day.

Curated Reads @SSRN About Women’s Equality

The Trial of Susan B. Anthony for Illegal Voting

Why the Nineteenth Amendment Matters Today: A Guide for the Centennial

Thin and Thick Conceptions of the Nineteenth Amendment Right to Vote and Congress’s Power to Enforce It

Reconstructing Liberty, Equality, and Marriage: The Missing Nineteenth Amendment Argument

Lessons Learned From the Suffrage Movement

She the People: The Nineteenth Amendment, Sex Equality, Federalism, and the Family

Early Women’s Rights Activists and the Meaning of the 14th Amendment

The Nineteenth Amendment and the Democratization of the Family

More than the Vote: The Nineteenth Amendment as Proxy for Gender Equality

After Suffrage Comes Equal Rights? ERA as the Next Logical Step

The Rhetoric of Gender Upheaval during the Campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment

Women Law Professors: The First Century

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