Today in History: The 19th Amendment

Suffragists rally, February 1913, waving pennants reading Votes for Women.

Suffragists rally, February 1913, waving pennants reading Votes for Women.

On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, was declared in effect.

 

'The right of the 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.'

Charles Ross Taggart aka Old Country Fiddler speaks on women's suffrage:

Thanks to WNYC Archivist Andy Lanset