Today in Feminist​ History: 19th Amendment Gains Bicameral Approval (June 4, 1919)

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Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore.


June 4, 1919: The unprecedented elation expressed by every suffragist in the Senate gallery earlier today has now spread nationwide, along with news of the biggest victory so far in the long history of the women’s rights movement! 

PHOTO: Speaker of the House Frederick H. Gillet signing the suffrage resolution earlier today, surrounded by members of the National American Woman Suffrage Association on the left, and key pro-suffrage House members on the right.

Forty-one years after the Susan B. Anthony Amendment was first introduced into Congress for the purpose of…

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