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95th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Suffrage in the United States – Pic of the Week

In celebration of the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, today’s pic of the week is from the Library’s Manuscript Division of women suffragist leader Alice Paul with other activists of the National Woman’s Party (NWP). On August 18, 1920, Tennessee General State Assembly member Harry T. Burn, at his mother’s insistence, cast the final vote needed to ratify the amendment which gave women in the United States the right to vote. The 66th Congress first proposed the amendment on June 5, 1919, 41 Stat. 362.

This picture below and others like it can be found in the Manuscript Division’s collection, “Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman’s Party.”

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National Woman’s Party activists watch Alice Paul sew a star onto the NWP Ratification Flag, representing another state’s ratification of the 19th Amendment. Records of the National Woman’s Party, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, //www.loc.gov/item/mnwp000263/.

 

One Comment

  1. R. Henry
    August 22, 2015 at 9:31 am

    great pic to show some of the youth of this nation that they can change the world

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