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100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

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August was National Women's Suffrage Month

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CUNY Podcasts

Still They Persisted: Inside the Long Battle to Adopt the ERA

In her new book, We the Women: The Unstoppable+ Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment, CUNY legal scholar Julie Suk takes full measure of the century-long — and recently resurgent — battle to enshrine full equal rights for women as a Constitutional amendment. She joins Book Beat to talk about the history of the fight, the victories along the way and the sisterhood of warriors who have fought across generations to make the ERA law. And why it still matters.

Julie Suk is dean for master’s programs and a professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. A graduate of Yale Law School and a scholar of comparative law and society, she was a professor at Cardozo Law School for 13 years before joining CUNY. In recent years, she’s become a prominent expert on the renewed efforts to ratify the ERA.

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Exhibition and Program Series Honoring the Centennial of the 19th Amendment at the Staten Island Museum

Women of the Nation Arise!
Staten Islanders in the Fight for Women's Right to Vote
An Exhibition at the Staten Island Museum

Women in the United States won a long-fought national victory in 1920 when the 19th Constitutional Amendment establishing their right to vote was ratified. Women in New York had earned that right in a state referendum in 1917. Staten Island’s role in the fight for woman suffrage was both innovative on a national level and uniquely suited to the community from which it came.

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Social Movements Changing America: The Legacies of the 19th Amendment

View a webcast of Law Day 2020, "Social Movement Changing America: The Legacies of the 19th Amendment," jointly hosted by the Law Library of Congress and the American Bar Association. Law Day is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law and an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect liberty and promote justice.
This year's Law Day theme--"Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100"--dovetails with the Library's exhibition, "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote," which celebrates the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Kimberly Adams moderated a panel discussion featuring Martha S. Jones, Thomas Saenz and Julie Suk.

Helpful Databases

America's Historical Documents: The 19th Amendment

National Archives digital copy of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote

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Amy F. Stempler
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