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On this day in 1920, women obtained the right to vote with the passing of the 19th Amendment (although in some Southern states there was widespread voter suppression against Black women, men, and even poor whites until the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964). While we have come far it’s obvious from recent events that true equality is still not quite within reach for many women. That’s why it’s important to acknowledge this day, for more work needs to be done.

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I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.

~ Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist, librarian, and civil rights activist  ~

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