Celebrate Women’s Equality Day August 26

By Kelly on August 16, 2018//Leave a comment

Help celebrate Women’s Equality Day during August at the Law Library’s Downtown branch. There are displays focused on the 19th Amendment and on the Equal Rights Amendment. You can see Congressional documents, books, historical pamphlets, and more. In 1973, Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. Representative Bella Abzug had proposed the bill in 1971.


The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The amendment prohibited states and the federal government from denying people the right to vote based on their sex. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that began back in 1848 at the first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.


While the observance of Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, it also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.

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  1. Women's multi-cultural resouce network

    Thank you for access to programs that provide information to the public, etc.
    We, women of color, and citizens with disabilities, women who are economically deprived based on race, continue to struggle to gain any true access to all things within the society. Please continue to assist under represented human beings to enjoy access to all things in society including legal representation for those with civil action
    within the court system.

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