The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting American women the right to vote (women’s suffrage), was ratified on August 18, 1920, ending almost a century of protest.
Were any of your ancestors or family members involved—female or male?
In 2020,there will be a county-wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment with such plans as museum exhibits and signs at grave sites of a suffragist to honor her/his efforts.
If, for example, you have ever heard that your great grandmother or auntie was politically involved, she was probably a suffragist. If she was a member of a church club, the Native Daughters, Woman’s Relief Corp, Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, the Woman’s Suffrage Association, etc., she was probably a suffragist.
We don’t want to leave a single person off the list! Please send us names and suggestions.
Mary (Paul) Dodgion