Women’s Equality Day: A National Holiday?
The U.S. Congress officially designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day in 1971 to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment. A new proclamation for Women’s Equality Day is released each year. See the 2015 proclamation here:
Even before the 1971 proclamation, feminists held the 1970 Women’s Strike for Equality, a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of women winning the vote. This national call for action included a march down New York City’s Fifth Avenue that involved tens of thousands of women. The march was the largest since the great suffrage parades of the 1910s.
Read about the 1971 march: http://time.com/4008060/women-strike-equality-1970/
1) Women’s History Alliance
The Women’s History Alliance is organizing to make August 26, the date that the 19th Amendment became law, a national holiday.
2) Women for Action
Thank you Jill Zahniser for the information.
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