The Right to Vote

August 26th is Women's Equality Day.

August 26th is National Women's Equality Day. On this day in 1920 the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was formally adopted into the United States Constitution. You can learn more about National Women's Equality Day at the National Women's History Project.

Many struggles and challenges preceeded women winning the right to vote and the sruggles continued even after the 19th Amendment was formally adopted. It took many more years until all women were guaranteed the right to vote. If you want to read about the history -- where we were, where we are now, and where we're headed -- check out the titles below.

Broad Influence          Fighting Chance          Emily's List    

African American Women and the Vote          Witness to Change          The Winona LaDuke Reader

The Highest Glass Ceiling          Every Day is Election Day          California Women and Politics

Broad influence : how women are changing the way America works / Jay Newton-Small, Washington correspondent, Time Magazine

Fighting chance : the struggle over woman suffrage and Black suffrage in Reconstruction America / Faye E. Dudden

When women win : EMILY's list and the rise of women in American politics / Ellen R. Malcolm with Craig Unger

African American women and the vote, 1837-1965 [electronic resource] / edited by Ann D. Gordon with Bettye Collier-Thomas ... [et al.]

Witness to change : from Jim Crow to political empowerment / Sybil Haydel Morial ; foreword by Ambassador Andrew Young

The Winona LaDuke reader : a collection of essential writings / foreword by Ralph Nadar

The highest glass ceiling : women's quest for the American presidency / Ellen Fitzpatrick

Every day is election day : a woman's guide to winning any office, from the PTA to the White House / Rebecca Sive ; [foreword by] Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

California women and politics : from the gold rush to the Great Depression / edited by Robert W. Cherny, Mary Ann Irwin, and Ann Marie Wilson

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