In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, winning women a constitutional guarantee of equal voting rights with men and bringing an end to decades of political disenfranchisement.
Hosted by the American Women’s Club of Amsterdam, the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam and The John Adams Institute, this free online event will feature a conversation with U.S. Representative for Wyoming Liz Cheney and John Adams Director Tracy Metz. Wyoming was the first state in the U.S. to recognize the voting rights of women.
Corinne Porter, curator of the U.S. National Archives in D.C. will guide us through the exhibition ‘Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote’ to explore the hard-fought journey from then to now.
Click here for the text of Corinne Porter’s presentation, which can be viewed in the video on the right.