Plans are underway for a New Mexico storytelling celebration for August 26th, and it’s part of the state centennial program. New Mexico became a state in 1912, and suffrage was an issue before and after statehood. Take at look at the event details! The story of suffragist Nina Otero-Warren will be told through a dramatic presentation. We’ll feature the next generation, the past generation and storytellers of today.
On August 26, 1920, after three generations of struggle, American women won the right to vote. To honor and commemorate this historic event, Bella Abzug introduced a Congressional Resolution to ensure that this date would be remembered with the designation of Women’s Equality Day, which is celebrated on August 26th each year.
This is the occasion for a party, high tea, a special program. Women’s Equality Day resources are available through the National Women’s History Project.
The summer 2012 edition of the Suffrage Wagon News Channel newsletter is on the stands.