On occasion, I share historic news reports and here’s one of interest, in honor of Women’s History Month. People don’t often think of Suffrage as a community effort, but without commitment on the local level, the 19th Amendment would never have passed.
Thanks to the dedication of women in smalltown America, as well as the “Silent Sentinels” who picketed the White House and went on Hunger Strikes in our nation’s capitol, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920, granting American women the right to vote.
Below is a news article from Grit, America’s Best-Loved Family Newspaper, documenting local Suffrage activities that helped propel the Amendment forward. Enjoy!