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MASON CITY, Iowa – Many decades ago, women were not allowed to vote. But through years of perseverance and advocacy, women’s suffrage became the law of the land. 100 more words

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Women's Vote Can Change the World

My mother was born on November 12, 1899, just ten days too late to vote the United States legalized the vote for women. After 72 years of ridicule, imprisonment, forced feedings, and other forms of opposition to women gaining their full citizenship rights, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. 1,353 more words

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Today is Women's Equality Day. This blog says it all. Women's history. Voting Rights. And the Equal Rights Amendment which states:

Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
  Ninety-six years ago today, women won the right to vote with the addition of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. It’s now time for full equality. Women rights must be added to the US Constitution. Pass and ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

Universal Suffrage–Now That Would be Something to Celebrate! Thoughts on the 19th Amendment and “Women’s Equality Day”

It happened again in this summer of woman suffrage: someone emailed me to ask, “Did either Susan B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton write the 19th Amendment?” There are two possible answers to this query: first, “What’s to write?” and second, “Oh, they imagined something grander than the change American men made to the Constitution in 1920.” This birthday of the woman suffrage amendment presents an opportunity to examine its limitations and plan how to revive the early suffragists’ dream of universal suffrage, based on citizenship and protected by the federal government. 1,427 more words

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Women Can't Preach

August 26, 2016
By Kristen Johnson

Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day in the US. The National Women’s History Project tells us a bit more about this day: 570 more words

Judge: Ferguson School Board Election Process Discriminates Against Black Voters

A federal judge on Monday suspended Ferguson, Missouri school board elections because the process discriminates against African-American voters, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

About 80 percent of the 11,200 students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District are African-American, yet three of the seven school board members are Black, according to the newspaper. 278 more words

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Judge: Ferguson School Board Election Process Discriminates Against Black Voters

A federal judge on Monday suspended Ferguson, Missouri, school board elections because the process discriminates against African-American voters, reports The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

About 80 percent of the 11,200 students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District are African-American, yet three of the seven school board members are Black, according to the newspaper. 278 more words

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Judge: Ferguson School Board Election Process Discriminates Against Black Voters

A federal judge on Monday suspended Ferguson, Missouri, school board elections because the process discriminates against African-American voters, reports The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

About 80 percent of the 11,200 students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District are African-American, yet three of the seven school board members are Black, according to the newspaper. 278 more words

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