A Forgotten Anniversary?

Posted by George Prentice on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 10:08 AM

In 1920, the Irish War for Independence was raging, Babe Ruth was traded by the Red Sox to the Yankees, Joan of Arc was canonised, and Douglas Fairbanks was starring in The Mark of Zorro. And on this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted.

"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

We heartily recommend a re-read of Carissa Wolf's BW feature on the state of feminism in Idaho.

You may also want to check out this op-ed in Tuesday's New York Times.

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