Women's Suffrage Movement Introduction

Women have been taking a stand on issues throughout history. One stance impacted social, civil, and political liberties: the fight for the right to vote. Numerous conventions, marches, hunger strikes, meetings, crusades, and movements occurred over this controversial issue across the nation before the final passing on August 26, 1920, of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. This passage stated that certain citizens “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex” the right to vote. This passage did not come with ease and perhaps is still a part of our nation’s unfolding history. North Carolina did not ratify this amendment until 1971.