April Mtg: 4/8/21 @7pm on Zoom: Robbie Niles: Woman's Right to Vote Amendment Anniversary

Post date: Mar 30, 2021 9:4:37 PM

The Historical Society meets via Zoom on 8 Apr 2021 at 7 pm. Robbie Niles will discuss the 101st Anniversary of the 19th Constitutional Amendment which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.

Join us, a few minutes before 7pm, on the Zoom Meeting by clicking this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83989466755?pwd=NE1pZmVEWWFhKzY3cFg3bDJiV01aUT09 Meeting ID: 839 8946 6755 Passcode: 767909

On August 26, 1920, - 101 years ago - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing women the right to vote came into affect. The women of Lumpkin County were no shrinking violets. By all accounts, they were well aware of what was happening elsewhere, but no local opinion, and only scant news about the woman suffrage movement was printed in their hometown newspaper.

This presentation highlights key points in the almost 100 years it took suffragists to attain for women, through the right to vote, a legal avenue to right wrongs concerning critical issues that affect all citizens.