20 Things Turning 100 in 2020
The year 2020 also marks the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the US.
On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote and ending nearly 100 years of protesting for women’s suffrage.
Despite the victory, many states passed laws that prohibited African American women from voting. It wasn’t until 1965 that President Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Voting Rights Act, which banned racial discrimination in voting practices.