Women celebrate 87 years of suffrage

Tomorrow marks the 87th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the American Constitution, providing women with the right to vote.   It’s incredibly hard to believe there are still women living today who, in their lifetimes, have not been afforded suffrage.   It sounds like something tucked away in a dusty old history book, far removed from modern times.

From 9-5, the Frazier Arms Museum in Louisville is offering free admission to all women and girls in honor of Women’s Equity Day.   Crafts, interpretations, and other activities will take place before a 6:30 performance (which I don’t think is free) of “‘The Long Road to Victory’ in which Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others come to life!   This one-woman performance showcases a story of vision, courage and tenacity.”   Click here from more details.

The best way to end this post is with a quote by a woman who, unfortunately, did not live to see the amendment enacted, but devoted much of life to ensuring the right for future generations:

“…The day will come when man will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation.   Then, and not until then, will there be perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.” – Susan B. Anthony


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