19th Amendment: Suffrage, Sacrifice & Success
2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting American women the right to vote in elections in all states. A right known as women’s suffrage, ratified in 1920, ended almost a century of protest.
Scholars Corinne Bolding, Kelly Hill and Jolie Kaplan, students of History Chair Bart McMann’s class at the Gunnery, a private school located in Washington, Ct, will present a lecture, The 19th Amendment: Suffrage, Struggle & Success.
Women’s suffrage is a fascinating story with a complex history: how it happened, who the key players were, the obstacles faced, the setbacks and hardships endured and the race in the final state necessary to ratify the amendment. Educational and engaging, this presentation is designed to help better understand and appreciate how difficult and how long the fight for a woman’s right to vote was.