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August 29, 1942: First Class of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Officers Celebrate Graduation

August 29, 1942: First Class of Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Officers Celebrate Graduation

"You represent a dream which I conceived during the First World War," Representative Edith Nourse Rogers, Republican of Massachusetts, said, "when, working in England and on the battlefields of France, I saw work performed by members of the women's army."
August 28, 1920: Whistles and Bells Sound at Celebrations Across the Nation for Suffrage

August 28, 1920: Whistles and Bells Sound at Celebrations Across the Nation for Suffrage

Today, people all around the country got a chance to celebrate day before yesterday's final victory for nationwide woman suffrage, while Alice Paul took some time out to speculate about what the National Woman's Party will do now that its original goal has been achieved.
August 27, 1920: Carrie Chapman Catt Returns to New York City for Massive Suffrage Celebration

August 27, 1920: Carrie Chapman Catt Returns to New York City for Massive Suffrage Celebration

"This is a glorious and wonderful day. I have lived to realize the big, beautiful dream of my life - the enfranchisement of women."
August 26, 1920: Victory At Last for Woman Suffrage!

August 26, 1920: Victory At Last for Woman Suffrage!

Twenty-six thousand, three hundred and thirty-four very long and difficult days ago, a small but brave group of suffrage pioneers declared "… that it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise." Today, they are victorious.
August 25, 1920: Suffragists Await Final Step to Voting Rights as Opponents Continue to Challenge 19th Amendment

August 25, 1920: Suffragists Await Final Step to Voting Rights as Opponents Continue to Challenge 19th Amendment

As Alice Paul and other National Woman's Party stalwarts hold one last vigil tonight, the final victory for woman suffrage appears to be at hand.
August 21, 1920: Anti-Suffrage Forces Go on Offensive in Tennessee

August 21, 1920: Anti-Suffrage Forces Go on Offensive in Tennessee

Last-ditch battles are by their very nature desperate, so it shouldn't be any surprise that anti-suffrage forces are outdoing themselves in their attempts to put up roadblocks to certification and implementation of the 19th Amendment.
August 20, 1920: Suffrage is Safe in Tennessee, For Now

August 20, 1920: Suffrage is Safe in Tennessee, For Now

Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column. Another day of cheering and waving of yellow banners from the galleries of the Tennessee House as day before yesterday’s pro-suffrage majority held together, and kept ratification of the 19th Amendment intact. When Tennessee became the 36th and final State needed to ratify, the anti-suffrage Speaker of the...
August 19, 1920: Suffragists Show Appreciation to Supportive Legislators After Historic Victory

August 19, 1920: Suffragists Show Appreciation to Supportive Legislators After Historic Victory

When not being fanned on the House floor, the legislators were entertained by being taken to luncheons, on country drives, or to motion picture theaters.
August 18, 1920: Suffrage Is, At Last, The Law of the Land!

August 18, 1920: Suffrage Is, At Last, The Law of the Land!

After 72 years of effort, "Votes for Women" is no longer a slogan or a distant goal.
August 15, 1920: Tide Turns Away From Suffrage in Tennessee and North Carolina

August 15, 1920: Tide Turns Away From Suffrage in Tennessee and North Carolina

Another plunge on the political roller coaster for suffrage forces today. With the final opportunity to ratify the Susan B. Anthony Amendment before the November election drawing near, momentum seems to have shifted back toward the anti-suffrage side.
August 14, 1920: Suffragists Keep the Heat on Tennessee House

August 14, 1920: Suffragists Keep the Heat on Tennessee House

The suffrage campaign stayed at high intensity today, even though it's Saturday and the Tennessee Legislature won't be back in session until Monday.
August 13, 1920: Suffrage Passes in Tennessee Senate, Moves On to House

August 13, 1920: Suffrage Passes in Tennessee Senate, Moves On to House

There's jubilation in Nashville tonight, as suffragists celebrate a victory in the Tennessee Senate that exceeded even the most optimistic predictions, and bodes well for the final vote in the House on ratification of the proposed 19th Amendment.
August 12, 1920: Suffragists Optimistic in Tennessee

August 12, 1920: Suffragists Optimistic in Tennessee

The week may have begun badly for suffrage forces, but it looks as if it will end with a victory.
August 11, 1920: Suffrage Amendment Will Come to Vote in Tennessee

August 11, 1920: Suffrage Amendment Will Come to Vote in Tennessee

A key, and quite encouraging victory for suffrage forces occurred today, as a motion to postpone a vote on ratifying the Susan B. Anthony Amendment until August 24th was tabled.
August 7, 1920: Tennessee "Showdown" on Suffrage Begins

August 7, 1920: Tennessee “Showdown” on Suffrage Begins

Today, Governor Albert Roberts issued a proclamation calling the Tennessee Legislature into special session on August 9th, with a vote on ratification of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment at the top of the list of 139 issues they will be authorized to consider.
August 6, 1918: National Women's Party Members Arrested in Washington, DC

August 6, 1918: National Women’s Party Members Arrested in Washington, DC

48 members of the National Woman's Party were arrested today when they attempted to hold a suffrage rally at the Lafayette Monument in Lafayette Park, across from the White House.
August 5, 1920: Harding Will Fight for Suffrage With Party Members

August 5, 1920: Harding Will Fight for Suffrage With Party Members

Warren G. Harding has reversed the position he took just yesterday of being unwilling to help in the fight to win ratification of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment in Tennessee.
August 4, 1920: Harding Will Not Take Action on Suffrage Within His Party

August 4, 1920: Harding Will Not Take Action on Suffrage Within His Party

The already uncertain chances of Tennessee ratifying the Susan B. Anthony (nationwide woman suffrage) Amendment decreased today as Republican Presidential nominee Warren G. Harding said he was not presently willing to get involved in pressuring his fellow party members there to vote "yes."
August 1, 1911: Harriet Quimby Makes History as First Woman Pilot

August 1, 1911: Harriet Quimby Makes History as First Woman Pilot

An American woman has now joined the ranks of licensed aeroplane pilots!
July 31, 1913: Suffrage Procession Takes Hyattsville By Storm

July 31, 1913: Suffrage Procession Takes Hyattsville By Storm

A huge caravan of over 60 decorated automobiles, carrying suffragists and 85,000 signatures on suffrage petitions gathered from citizens of all 48 States, assembled in Hyattsville, Maryland, today.