“I know nothing of man’s rights, or woman’s rights; human rights are all that I recognize.” — Sarah Moore Grimké
On August 18, 1920, women were granted the right to vote in the United States. This past Saturday marked the 98th anniversary of that momentous shift in American culture, politics, and society. This week we honor the fearless, forward-thinking suffragettes who fought not only for their own rights but for the liberties of the countless women who would come after them.
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex:” 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
The Library of Congress’ National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection
The Declaration of Sentiments, signed at the First Women’s Rights Convention, held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York
The National Association of Colored Women and women’s suffrage
In Alabama: Alabama Equal Suffrage Association