August 18, 2020 | jonesw
For almost a century, American women took to the streets to march, lobbied Congress, and picketed the White House. What were they fighting for? The right to vote. And on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, granting all women that right.
On the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification, we're celebrating all things women's suffrage at CPL! Check out the resources we've gathered below and register for a Grab and Go Kit of fun take homes starting August 18th.
- Check out a book from our curated list
- Listen to our 1920s Playlist to get in a jazzy mood
- Watch this short video from the History Channel about the fight for women's suffrage
- The Fashion Institute of Technology provides an overview of fashion in the 1920s with beautiful photos
- Learn about the history of snacks in America and what meals were like during the 1920s and 1930s - treats like Baby Ruth bars and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups have been around for a century!