19th Amendment Celebration Planning Committee

19th Amendment Celebration Planning Committee

 

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Celebrating 100 years, 19th Amendment

 An exciting new committee of the League of Women Voters of Sussex County was formed this year to plan how to appropriately mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women throughout the country the right to vote. The 19th Amendment Celebration planning committee has been hard at work developing multiple ways to celebrate this special milestone.  Many activities are in the works.

And look for this logo for all our 19th amendment celebrations in the coming year. Many thanks to Deb Quinton from It's a Snap Design, Lewes DE for her design.

Background:

The 19th Amendment was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.  After years of struggle by women’s movement advocates to gain the vote for women, the United States Congress passed the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in 1919. However, the amendment would not become part of the Constitution until it had been ratified by 36 states.  Delaware missed its opportunity to become the 36th state to ratify the amendment.  That honor went to Tennessee and on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment, was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution.

League Events:

Upcoming:

Dogfish Head Brewery Special Release Beer

Dogfish Head Brewery has announced that they are developing a special beer to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment.  The LWVSC suggested the idea and the Dogfish Head Ambassodor, Bryan Selders, made the announcement at the LWVDE 100th Birthday Celebration on 2/14.  For a video of that announcement, click here.

The ale is being brewed by an all female staff.  It has yet to be named but the league will be involved in that process.  Check back for a release date.  

"Iron Jawed Angels" Movie and Discussion

***Event postponed.  To be rescheduled***

The LWVSC is pleased to participate with the Freeman Stage in presenting this historic film on Wednesday, March 18, at 6 p.m. at Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown.

This historical drama film focuses on the American women's suffrage movement during the 1910s.  It follows women's suffrage leaders Alice Paul and Lucy Burns as they use peaceful and effective nonviolent strategies, tactics, and dialogues to revolutionize the American feminist movement to grant women the right to vote.

Post screening discussion led be Joanne Guilfoil, PhD. Generously sponsored by Delaware Tech.

The LWVSC will have a voter registration table at the event.

"Iron Jawed Angels" Film and Discussion

***Event postponed.  To be rescheduled***

The LWVSC is pleased to join with the Village Improvement Association in presenting the film, "Iron Jawed Angels", on Sunday, March 22nd at 1pm at the Rehoboth Public Library.

Previous Events

 

Future Events for 2020

       

                                                              photo of display for Dignity & Defiance at Rehoboth Library

 

Non-League Events:

  • The Delaware Public Archives will present a program entitled, Delaware's Struggle for Women's Right to Vote,  commemorating Delaware’s 100th anniversary of women’s struggle for the right to vote on March 7th at 10:30am.  Please see the  flyer for more information.
  • The Lewes Library in conjunction with DE Humanities is having a Women's History Panel which will focus on the suffrage anniversary and it's impact, on Wednesday March 25, 6PM at the Lewes Library.

Centennial Resources:

 

The next meeting of the 19th Amendment Celebration Planning committee will be held on May 17 from1-3pm at the Kinsale Glen Club House in Rehoboth.   All interested league members are invited to attend.  Minutes from Previous Meeting: Microsoft Office document icon3-1-2020
 
 

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