Until We Have The Same Rights Everywhere

Amy E. Bartell We solemnly vow that there should never be another season of silence until we have the same rights everywhere on this green earth. –Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1881 (IWD) Bottom of poster reads: "On July 19, 1848, at Seneca Falls, NY, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott were joined by 300 women and men in the first women's rights convention in the U.S. Two years later, Susan B. Anthony joined the movement. On August 26, 1920, after more than half a century of non-violent protest, perseverance and courage by these women and the generation that followed, the 19th Amendment granting woman suffrage was ratified. Earlier in U.S. history, some women were granted the right to vote and it was later taken away. Such was the case in New Jersey where the constitution granted women the right to vote on July 2, 1776. The right was revoked in 1807 because women weren't voting for the legislators in power. It took hundreds of demonstrations, thousands of speeches and countless hours of sacrifice to achieve this basic human right. Unfortunately, African American women (and men) living in the south did not, in fact, win this right until 1964 [sic][sic] was passed. Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Woman Suffrage with the realization that social change is a slow and ceaseless struggle, but one that bears the sweetest of fruits - freedom, justice and equality." Note: It was actually 1965 when the Voting Rights ACT was passed.