The ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment ended the quest for voting rights for some. For many others, it served as a new beginning, one more step in a long struggle for a fully inclusive democracy, a struggle that continues in our own day.
The Nineteenth Amendment is popularly celebrated for enfranchising half of all Americans overnight. But who actually gained the ability to vote after the woman suffrage amendment was ratified? In “Suffrage at 100,” Gidlow explores the “long history” of the Nineteenth Amendment, connecting it to the voting rights struggles of the 1960s and today.