𝗜𝗡𝗧. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 – 𝗨𝗦 𝗖𝗮𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗹 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 – 𝗩𝗣’𝘀 𝗖𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲 – 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗼𝗻, 𝗗𝗖 – 𝗗𝗮𝘆 (𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟰, 𝟭𝟵𝟭𝟵)
VICE PRESIDENT THOMAS MARSHALL, flanked by SUFFRAGISTS, sits at a table, pen in hand.
MARSHALL – “I hereby declare, that all women have the freedom to vote.”
He signs the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.
The Suffragists clap and share hugs.
SUFFRAGIST #1: “About time.”
SUFFRAGIST #2: “No kidding.”
Marshall finishes signing.
MARSHALL – “It’s official. Congress has passed the 19th Amendment. We shall send it to the states for ratification.”
SUFFRAGIST #1: “Susan, Liz, and Lucy would be so proud we kept the fire blazing.”
SUFFRAGIST #2: “We’re only getting started.”
MARSHALL – “The rights of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
After 41 years of debate, the Senate finally approves a constitutional amendment to provide for woman’s suffrage, 56-25.
Despite the passage of the amendment and the decades-long contributions of Black women to achieve suffrage, poll taxes, local laws, and other restrictions continued to block women of color from voting. It would take another 50 years for all women to achieve voting equality.
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