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U.S. celebrates 100 years of women's suffrage

On August 26, 2020, the United States of America celebrated the State giving women the right to vote.

26th August, celebrated as Women's Equality Day, saw celebrations of the historic victory and pleas from female politicians to honour this centennial milestone by voting for the upcoming Presidential elections.

Although this victory was definitely huge, it was also incomplete as the votes of black men and women were only protected by 1965.

Recognising this, U.S Senator Kamala Harris who is serving as the running mate of Joe Biden for the 2020 Presidential Elections, tweeted the same. She pleaded citizens to vote in "record numbers this fall," in order to honour the sacrifices made by people of colour for their votes to hold credibility.

Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is also of the belief that although the 19th amendment which granted women the right to vote was critical, important and historic, it was also unfinished.

In the infamous Central Park of New York, a statue of the three 19th century suffrage pioneers - Soujourner Truth, Susan B.Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton was unveiled.

Last week, President Donald Trump pardoned Anthony, who had illegally casted her vote.

Celebrating this historic event, multiple important landmarks and buildings were lit up with purple and gold decorations and light, the colours that signify the struggle faced by women!

Women's suffrage has been a long and heartbreaking struggle and it is truly a great accomplishment, to have celebrated 100 years of suffrage for women in the States!


Reporter: Maahi Shah

Bangalore, India | epicenter.newsmedia@gmail.com

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