Sunday, March 8, 2009

This Day in Gay History

On March 8, 1884

Pioneer Feminist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) addressed the U.S. House Judiciary Committee arguing for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. Anthony's argument came 16 years after legislators had first introduced a federal women's suffrage amendment. She died in 1906, some fourteen years before her life's work came to fruition when Anthony's cherished goal of women's suffrage was finally realized with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendent on August 18, 1920.

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