Each year on August 26th, we honor Women’s Equality Day and celebrate the enactment of the 19th Amendment, which prohibits federal and state governments in the U.S. to deny the right to vote on the basis of sex.
The year females could legally vote based on race in America:
- 1920 - White American women
- 1924 - Native American women
- 1943 - Chinese American women
- 1952 - Japanese & other Asian American women
- 1965 - African American women (passage of the Voting Rights Act)
Women’s Equality Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the continuing struggle for equality in the workplace and the role of women in our public life.