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.”