Event Series: Women’s Equality Day
Women’s Equality Day
August 26 All day
August 26th is the anniversary of the codification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gave women the right to vote following decades of organizing that formally began with the world’s first women’s rights convention in 1848 in Seneca Falls, NY. Congresswoman Bella Abzug from New York introduced the first proclamation for Women’s Equality Day to Congress in 1971, and two years later, in 1973, Congress designated August 26th to commemorate this day annually moving forward. This observance has evolved beyond simply recognizing the passing of the 19th Amendment and now aims to call attention to the myriad ways that women continue to fight for full equality in the United States.