2019 and 2020 are important anniversary years for women voters.
On June 4, 1919, Texas became the ninth state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U S Constitution. On October 19, 1919, the League of Women Voters of Texas was formed in San Antonio. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, became law.
Earlier today, we heard the beginning of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States: "We, the people." It's a very eloquent beginning. But when that document was completed on the seventeenth of September in 1787, I was not included in that "We, the people." I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We, the people." [Barbara Jordan]
- 100 Years of Women's Suffrage in the Daily Texan
- Milestones of Voting Rights for women and minorities in the U.S.
- Timeline of Voting & Elections in Texas from 1848 to 2013
- Rep. Barbara Jordan's speech to the House Judiciary Committee, July 25, 1974. The power of suffrage in the life of Barbara Jordan
- 100 Years: Voices Of Women Voters. Listen to stories from women voters of the past and today.
- 100th Anniversary of Founding LWV of Texas, Celebration in San Antonio, October 19, 2019. Learn how you can support the event and enjoy our exciting history.
- Texas State Historical Association "Texas Women and the Vote"
- Handbook of Texas article on “WOMAN SUFFRAGE”
- Texas Women’s History Dedication Page
- Order free e-book Texas Women and The Vote
- Hester C. Jeffrey, African American activist, suffragist, and Susan B. Anthony's good friend.
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