In History: Women’s Equality Day

Aug 26, 2014 at 08:08 PM
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On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was certified, securing for women the fundamental right to vote.  The product of decades spent organizing, protesting, and agitating, it was a turning point on the long march toward equality for all, and it inspired generations of courageous women who took up this unfinished struggle in their own time.  On the anniversary of this civil rights milestone, we honor the character and perseverance of America’s women and all those who work to make the same rights and opportunities possible for our daughters and sons. When women are given the opportunity to succeed, they do.  – President Obama (August 25, 2014)

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