Status of Women

Archive Report

Womens's Drive for Equal Opportunity

Revival of Feminist Fervor Through ’Women's Lib’

Any celebration of the 50th anniversary of woman's suffrage in the United States must necessarily be tempered by the realization that the status of women in American society still has a long way to go to reach par with that of men. It was on Aug. 26. 1920. that Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby proclaimed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. Eight days earlier, on Aug. 18, Tennessee had become the 36th state to ratify and thus validate the amendment. Postal officials will acknowledge the historic occasion by issuing on Aug. 26 a commemorative stamp in a special ceremony at Adams. Mass., birthplace of suffragist leader Susan B. ...

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