Women’s Equality Day & Best Friends

As Summer comes to a close and we look forward to the Fall, two notable events share the same celebratory day, August 26th.

Women’s Equality Day

According to the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA), “At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 and passed in 1973,  the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as ‘Women’s Equality Day.’ The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote… The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.”

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