Division of Diversity and Civil Rights
Pacific Region & Pacific Southwest Region

Women's Equality Day: August 26th

On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was certified as part of the U.S. Constitution. Referred to as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, it states, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

The U.S. Congress designated August 26 as "Women's Equality Day" in 1971 to honor women's continuing efforts toward equality.  Please visit the links below in order to learn more about Women's Equality Day:

(Selected Images From the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)



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Last updated: January 22, 2013

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