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Men across the United States joined the fight to enfranchise women, perhaps none more outspoken than Frederick Douglass.

Born into slavery in 1818, Douglass was a fierce advocate for both abolition and women’s rights.

He participated in the first women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls and was a founding member of both the AERA and the AWSA.

Frederick Douglas fought for women’s rights until his death in 1895 and often used his popular paper, The North Star to champion the cause.
Women like Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, and Sojourner Truth fought for a dream they never lived to see become reality.

As the century turned, a new generation paraded through the streets, campaigned for office, and employed radical strategies to achieve their goal.
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This month marks 100 years since the 19th Amendment became law. With @USNatArchives and @librarycongress, we're counting down #19SuffrageStories of women who worked for the vote—before and after 1920—through the Aug. 26 anniversary. #BecauseOfHerStory Silhouettes of 7 women who ...
The #19thAmendment said women could not be excluded from the polls because of their sex, but it did not guarantee the ballot. Citizenship laws, poll taxes, threats and violence barred African American, Latina, Native American, Asian American, immigrant, and poor women. Social media graphic with b...
In 1962, Fannie Lou Hamer was one of 18 African Americans who traveled 26 miles to register to vote at a Mississippi courthouse. The 19th Amendment had not removed racist Jim Crow laws, and the group was told they'd need to take a literacy test. #19SuffrageStories Graphic with text “18 Afric...
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Ida B. Wells could vote for President years before Alice Paul or Carrie Chapman Catt.


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Changing state constitutions is hard. Who votes & who doesn’t is determined by each state; big changes almost always need constitutional amendment. Of course, this is why the state-by-state fight took so damn long. But in 1913, Illinois successfully used a different strategy.
Lucy Stone’s husband Henry Blackwell began pushing for “presidential suffrage” back in the 1880s. It was a clever idea: a way to get states to let women vote for President without the laborious process of amending their constitution. Here's how:
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📌What Amendment to the Constitution gave woman the right to vote? I feel it is important to honor the woman and men who fought to give us that right! Aug 26, 2020 is the 100 year anniversary. Let's take a trip back in time and talk about it. #Suffrage #19thAmendment #vote
📌 In 1878 the Amendment was first introduced in Congress. It would take decades to pass. Many woman who marched, attended silent vigils, and fought valiantly would not live to witness the historic event.
📌In 1916 Rhode Island Union Colored Woman Clubs ask Congress to secure the Suffrage Amendment
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It’s been 99 years since we passed #19thAmendment yet 63 million Americans deemed a sexual predator To be a better choice for president than a woman...
It’s been 99 years since we passed #19thAmendment yet the Supreme Court has not one but two justices who survived sexual assault allegations.
It’s been 99 years since we passed #19thAmendment yet the Secretary of Labor had to resign for covering up a giant sex trafficking ring, and multiple Trump nominees have backed out over assault allegations.
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On the 100th anniversary of passage of the #19thAmendment in the US Senate, some basics of the politics of Senate passage (and resistance). #19thAt100

First, the final Senate vote, as recorded in the Copngressional Record: 56 yeas, 25 nays, 15 not voting. 1/n
41 of the 56 yea votes came from Senators from states that already had state-level woman suffrage (of some sort--whether full, presidential-elector, or primary). 2/n
The #19thAmendment vote was *bi-partisan*--nearly half the Senate's Democrats and more than 70 percent of its Republicans voted in favor of passage on the final roll call. 3/n
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On June 4, 1919 the amendment was passed by Congress and it was ratified on August 18, 1920.
** BUT not all women were given the right to vote. **
Even with the amendment, suffrage was hardly universal.
#19thamendment #votingrights #electwomen
+ Millions remained legally or effectively disenfranchised, including Asian-Americans many of whom continued to be denied voting rights until the 1950s.
+ Nearly all Blacks in the South were disenfranchised until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
+ Native Americans were not even citizens of the United States until the passage of the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act. Some states denied Native Americans suffrage right until 1948.
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"The right of vote shall not be denied...on account of sex." Today is the 100th anniversary of Congress approving the #19thAmendment. Follow along as we join @amhistorymuseum to share stories for #19thAt100. #WomenAtTheCenter #WomensHistoryIsAmericanHistory
NYC suffragists adopted tactics from the labor movement—protests, marches, & parades—to bring media attention & sway public opinion. They won women the state vote in 1917. The NYC campaign galvanized the national movement. More: #19thAt100
#InezMilholland (1886–1916) became a suffrage icon. She attended Vassar College—where suffrage activism was banned—& organized an off­-campus Votes for Women Club. After graduation, Milholland lived among radicals & artists in Greenwich Village. #19thAt100
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