100th Anniversary Celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment, August 26, 2020
On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, we are celebrating the passage of the 19th Amendment, women’s right to vote. Won’t you join us to help us commemorate this 100th Anniversary event?
At noon on Wednesday, August 26, we will raise our glasses to the suffragists in a Toast to Tenacity, saluting those who spent years working toward the ratification of a woman’s right to vote and time in jail. Please toast with whatever you prefer! Alice Paul used grape juice in 1920 since prohibition was in place! Did you know that Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment?
At the same time we hope that churches will ring their bells so we can all remember the significance of the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. As you toast, feel free to also ring a bell! A replica of the Liberty Bell without the crack, the Justice Bell, was created in 1915 to raise public awareness about women’s fight for voting rights. After a five-year journey around Pennsylvania and neighboring states, the bell finally rang for the fist time when women won the right to vote in 1920. August 26 is also recognized nationally as Women’s Equality Day.
Help the Beloit/Janesville League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, and the Beloit Historical Society celebrate this historical event by toasting and bell ringing at noon on August 26, 2020.