100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment by Robbie Niles; Thurs., Mar. 12 @ 7pm
Post date: Feb 23, 2020 6:29:49 AM
Robbie Niles presents the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendement. One hundred years ago, on August 26, 1920, an amendment was made to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing women the right to vote. Namely: "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. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."
The women of Lumpkin County were no shrinking violets. By all accounts, they were well aware of what was happening elsewhere, but their opinions didn’t make the news. This presentation reiterates the highlights well known to most of us of the suffragists’ efforts to attain full rights of citizenship by having a voice in issues that affect all citizens, including women, through voting.
Come and bring a friend.
Thursday, March 12 • 7:00 p.m.
The Community House, 111 North Park St.