Women's Suffrage Story to Be Told

Women's Suffrage Story to Be Told

Mahomet Daily

There are significant dates one learns during their time in American History class:

The Declaration of Independence was passed by Congress on July 4, 1776;
The United States Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787;
The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act entered the statute books on March 25, 1807;
World War I ended on Nov. 11, 1918.

The dates reflect a moment in time when there was a change in the way things operated in the United States. But the story of the years before and the years after is one that is often untold.

The same holds true for Aug. 18, 1920. The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was ratified and women were granted the right to vote; a right their male counterparts had enjoyed for more than a century.

The century prior to 1920 and the century after 1920 are full of rich stories about how the Women’s Suffrage Movement came to be and how, in some ways, women continue to fight for their rights even today.