Saturday, November 24, 2018

It Only Took a Hundred Years

A record number of women--102 at last count--were elected to the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm election.  

A hundred years ago, women had the right to vote in only fifteen states. In New York, where women had won the right to vote in 1917, they voted for the first time in the 1918 midterm election. An item that appeared on the op-ed page of the Columbia Republican on November 19, 1918, comments on the state of woman suffrage in the country at that moment, anticipating the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, and also reports the outcome for the two women who ran for Congress that year.  


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