The Nineteenth Amendment

This month we mark the anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.  It was passed on June 4, 1919 and ratified August 18, 1920.  It states:

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.

Sadly, it still disenfranchised others despite the tenants of the original suffrage movement.

The MMA and Nantucket had hoped to mark this historical event but due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic a damper was placed on many events but several have noted it in different ways – maybe not with the fanfare that we had hoped.

There are online exhibits and other websites and entities across the United States that have been finding ways to mark the occasion.  I will leave you with two items for you to begin to delve more deeply.

The National Archives Museum: “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.”

And the National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites (of which we are a member) where they are working on a “Votes for Women Trail.”