August 26, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which guaranteed the right for women to vote.
This landmark achievement was the product of tireless advocacy by groundbreaking women and their allies over decades and changed the course of American history.
Macomb County celebrates this important anniversary by saluting the trail blazers but also looking to the future and continuing to work for greater equality for women and girls.
Due to the pandemic we can’t honor the occasion with a rally or march, the way the suffragists might have. Just like the fight to gain the vote for women 100 years ago, nothing comes easy in 2020!
But, now as back then, women’s voices cannot be denied!
We’re assembling a multimedia project made up of voices, images, and perspectives of the women of Macomb County and we need YOU! Looking for your contribution, large or small, to this effort to help articulate what the 19th Amendment and ‘Votes for Women’ means to you. That includes tributes to and images of inspiring women, especially Macomb County trailblazers, or describing in your words how women make America great.
There are several ways to participate:
- Snap a selfie or portrait: take a picture of yourself or friends and loved ones, perhaps holding a sign describing what the 19th Amendment and ‘Votes for Women’ means to you or how women make America great.
Video statement: record a video of your thoughts or share a poem, quote, or favorite passage. See CLICK HERE for tips on how to record the best video possible with your smartphone. Upload any videos to: CLICK HERE
- Written statement: submit via email to email@example.com with subject line “19th Amendment Project” or via Dropbox at CLICK HERE
All submissions will be collected together and displayed on-line to honor this important milestone. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
REMEMBER: the centennial is August 26
so we’d like to have all contributions
submitted by August 14.
THANK YOU for helping Macomb County
celebrate this historic milestone!
“Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly, and we shall add to our number those who will turn the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things."
-- Lucy Stone (1818-1893)
Called the "morning star" of the women's rights movement, it was Stone who influenced Susan B. Anthony to take up the cause of women's suffrage.