Women’s Equality Day (from National Women’s History Museum’s website)

Note: This came in my email & wanted to share it with you.
I am one day late, but never too late to celebrate equality
for women! I was out of town for two days, so I have not
even watched the video. es

Photo Courtesy of The Library of Congress














The National Women’s History
Museum
(NWHM) celebrates
Women’ s Equality Day on August 26,
with the release of a video that explores
the 72-year struggle of American women
to achieve suffrage. The Suffrage movement
spanned seven decades and culminated
in the passage of the 19th Amendment,
which enfranchised all women on
August 26, 1920.


The video explores many of the pillars
within the Suffrage Movement,
including Angelina and Sarah Grimke,
Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone and
Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The video
also documents Western states that
led the way and won the vote well
before passage of the 19th Amendment.


NWHM honors our foremothers on
whose shoulders we stand, those who
had the courage and tenacity to fight
the 72-year movement that enfranchised
more people than any other
effort in U.S. History.

To view the video, go to:
http://www.nwhm.org/about-nwhm/press/featured-press/equality-day-2012/.

 

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The National Women’s History Museum, founded in 1996,
is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution dedicated to
preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the diverse historic
contributions of women and integrating this rich heritage fully
into our nation’s history.
Until legislation passes in Congress designating a site for a
permanent museum in Washington, D.C., the NWHM promotes
women’s history through its preview and temporary exhibits,
special events, Online Museum and online educational materials (www.nwhm.org).

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