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Tuesday, August 18, 2020


Banner says it all.
A century ago, while American males were distracted by WWI and the new fangled, automobiles and movies, Daughters of early 20th century America mobilized with military zeal to fight for the right to vote.  And, they were also influential in passing another amendment to the US Constitution, which became known as Prohibition. 

Today, through August 26 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote.

 Suffragettes in America march in Manhattan, 1915 to demand the vote.
 70s march for equality, Washington DC
Woman protests in a Black Lives Matters event.

New York City march organized by NOW (National Organization for Women) to honor the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, August, 1970. (Same event as top photo of this blog).
Suffragette under arrest in Dundee, Scotland, 1910.
Femen activist group in France protesting violence against women by men.  Group leader Inna Shevchenko in front.
ERA demonstration in Washington DC, 1971.

Classic wartime poster featuring Rosie the Riveter, 1942.
Ban the bra rally along the financial district in San Francisco.
Pauline Bercker of Leeds, England joins in a demonstration in London’s Trafalgar Square demanding equal pay for equal work, May 1969.
“Actually, Ms., I’ve been asked to arrest you for wearing that outfit in public.”  Not.  Happy 100th anniversary, 19th Amendment.

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