Today in Feminist History: A Sisterly Celebration of Suffrage (April 28, 1924)

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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.


April 28, 1924: Though this is the fifth annual national convention of the League of Women Voters, it’s the first one to be held in a Presidential election year since the battle for the suffrage amendment ended in victory on August 26, 1920, so it’s an especially exciting meeting.

Since women can no longer be barred from any State’s polls on account of sex, and tens of millions of new women voters have registered and voted in the past four years on all ballot measures, the League takes stands on all the important issues of the day, and enforcement of the Prohibition law…

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