On August 18th, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified— that’s 100 years ago, today.

The passage of the Amendment was one of the first tangible steps on the long road to equity, a road which continues to extend before us, even today in 2020, and which sees women of color and other minorities marginalized to an even greater degree. As we arrive at this milestone of 100 years since women suffragists secured the right to vote, let us celebrate how far women have come but take note of the countless areas in which inequity prevails (and worsens due to the pandemic). For our part, DDP is highlighting some recent findings concerning gender equity in ballet over on social media (see: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook). View these findings in the gallery below, along with some bonus resources, and learn more on our Research page.

We invite you follow along as we post our infographics and encourage you to join us in further learning to hear more about the Suffragist movement, the 19th Amendment, the glass ceiling, and gender inequity beyond our corner of the world (ballet). Click on any of the titles below to explore the topics surrounding the ratification of the 19th Amendment and the road ahead!

National Park Service African American Women and the Nineteenth Amendment | PBS One Woman, One Vote | PBS American Experience The Vote | Turning Point Suffragist Memorial African American Women Leaders in the Suffrage Movement | Elaine Weiss The Woman’s Hour | The New York Times In Her Words: Bronze Ceiling | The 19th* Welcome to the 19th*