Wednesday, August 18, 2010

90th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in US

Google's home page notes that today is the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution, giving women the right to vote. That's right, only 90 years. Thanks to Google for that reminder. Women's Equality Day, which in part celebrates this, is celebrated on August 26, and was first proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter. For some ideas on how to celebrate, you might want to visit Gerri Gribi's web page . Also, as you may be aware, many of the suffragists recognized the role religion played in keeping women from being full citizens. For extra inspiration, you want want to read, Elizabeth Cady Stanton's The Woman's Bible and Matilda Joslyn Gage's Women Church, and State (yes, these are the full texts!).

And join me in sending blessings to those ancestors who, over several decades, fought and some who died to achieve this for us.

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