On August 26th women across the United States will be commemorating Women’s Equality Day. This day was set aside in 1971 as an annual event to celebrate the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on August 26th, 1920, to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality and to commemorate the work and sacrifices made by women during the suffrage movement.
This year the Clinton County Historical Association, the League of Women Voters of the North Country and the North County Underground Railroad Historical Association are joining together to commemorate the day with a program on ‘Suffrage, racism and the challenges for the right to vote after 1920’. The right to vote is still with us today. Bring your voice, ideas, and concerns and participate in celebrating equality for all women.
The event is free and open to the public – please bring your lunch and a chair. Water will be provided.