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Women’s Equality Day

August 26th!! It’s Women’s Equality Day established by Congress to celebrate the day in 1920 when the the Nineteenth Amendment was certified. The long, hard struggle against enormous resistance was over; women had won the right to vote!!

The photo is of an exuberant Carrie Chapman Catt, a key strategist in the final decades of the fight, at the victory march in New York City. “The vote is the emblem of your equality, women of America, the guaranty of your liberty . . . Prize it!

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