After women won the vote in 1920, Paul wrote the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would make all the laws that discriminated against women unconstitutional.
2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment and women’s hard-won right to vote. But racism and disenfranchisement meant that, still, not everyone could do the same. As election day approaches, check out these books to see how 1920 was a victory–but only a beginning.
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“Fight Like a Girl” will familiarize readers with the history of feminist activism, in an effort to celebrate those who paved the way and draw attention to those who are working hard to further the cause of women’s rights. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.
In her New York Times bestseller “White Rage,” Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded Black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With “One Person, No Vote,” she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
An examination of the post-Reconstruction era struggle for and suppression of African American voting rights in the United States. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Hoopla.
Shares the story of the youngest person to complete the Selma to Montgomery March, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and how she felt about her involvement in Civil Rights events. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.
Relates the story of the 19th Amendment and the nearly eighty-year fight for voting rights for women, covering not only the suffragists’ achievements and politics, but also the private journeys that led them to become women’s champions. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla or as eAudio on Hoopla.