August 26: Women’s Equality Day

On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, and women across the U.S. received the right to vote. Suffragists had been actively campaigning for this right the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848.

Suffrage_parade-New_York_City-May_6_1912U.S presidents have proclaimed Women’s Equality Day on August 26 of each year since 1971. The holiday commemorates the passing of the 19th Amendment and commends women everywhere for their “continued fight for equal rights.”

Now it’s time for a poll: who else started reading about this holiday, and immediately started singing “Sister Suffragettes” from Mary Poppins? 🙂

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

Proverbs 31:30

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