The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial was designed to offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today. In many ways it lived up to the promise and in many ways it didn’t.
And yet, we still have not had a female president.
Some black women were stanch supporters while others believed they were being left out.
Time proved the suspicions of those who believed they were being left out to be true.
People may not realized this but many women died for this amendment to become a law.
Of course, there were no public execution, but it doesn’t take a forensic expert to figure out what happened to some supporters.