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Women’s Equality Day

At the behest of Representative Bella Abzug (Democrat, New York), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.

The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.

Women's History Resources

Get all the information you need to know about women's accomplishments and women's history from the Baltimore County Public Library's History and Genealogy InfoCenter.

Revised April 11, 2016         


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