Today is Women's Equality Day

usagov:

Today is Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the success of the women’s suffrage movement. Read the original documents proposing an amendment to the Constitution.

(via todaysdocument)

August 18, 2011 research.archives.gov

todaysdocument:

Suffrage did not come easy. 

The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920.  These photos and documents within the records of the National Archives show that the right to vote was not easily won.  

(via thenationmagazine)