Today August 26th, is Women's Equality Day. On this date date in 1920, the nineteenth amendment was certified, which gave women the right to vote. This important date celebrates a movement of women working towards equality.
Women were fighting for their right to vote since the 1800s. It took a long time for this to finally be noticed and accepted. Many didn't believe that women even deserved this right.
At the time, women having the right to vote didn't include every woman. African American women were not able to vote until the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
The rights of many women went unrecognized for many for a long time. For example, Native Americans were first recognized in 1924 and Chinese American were recognized in 1943.
Although woman are still not entirely equal to men in the workplace or in public. We can only continue to make efforts to hopefully change that one day.
On this date, we can recognize how far we have come and that we are continuing to watch these changes. As a woman, the only way to see change is by fighting for what we believe in to reach that level of equality that we hope for.