Entries by Isabelle Vail

100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

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).