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August, 2022

Tuesday
16
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Join us on Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30 PM at South Irving Library for a riveting discussion with historian Melissa Prycer on the history of the Suffragette Movement and the battle for women‘s voting rights in North Texas!

The event is free and open to all!

More about our speaker, Melissa Prycer: https://prycerconsulting.com/about-melissa/

In the case the location changes or goes online, we will be sure to send an update. See you there!

*If you are not able to join in person, the program will be "live" via Zoom. Register for Zoom at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1116599110517/WN_r6cI208vSweitlzZDr8pyg
Wednesday
17
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Join us in celebrating the birthday of Charlotte Forten Grimké. Charlotte was a 3rd-generation suffragist and equal rights advocate. She is a reminder that we make progress by standing on the shoulders of others, and that it can take multiple generations to right wrongs.

** Granddaughter of Charlotte Vandine Forten **

** Daughter of Robert Bridges Forten **

** Niece of Margaret, Harriet, and Sarah Forten **

Learn more:

-- National History Center: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai/identity/text3/charlottefortenjournal.pdf

-- Suffragist Memorial: https://suffragistmemorial.org/african-american-women-leaders-in-the-suffrage-movement

-- PBS: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part3/3p477.html

-- NPS (19th Amendment): https://www.nps.gov/articles/african-american-women-and-the-nineteenth-amendment.htm

-- NPS (Voting Rights): https://www.nps.gov/articles/black-women-and-the-fight-for-voting-rights.htm
-- Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke: https://www.google.com/books/edition/_/3uHylBU24jMC?hl=en&gbpv=1&pg=PP1

-- Muse: https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/1945821

-- Beltway Poetry: http://www.beltwaypoetry.com/poetry/poets/names/grimke-charlotte-forten/
Thursday
18
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#OnThisDay, 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote. This amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. The ratification was the culmination of the women‘s suffrage movement in the United States, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote.

The amendment was passed by Congress (proposed) on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920.

Learn more:

-- National Women’s History Museum: http://www.crusadeforthevote.org/19-amendment

-- National Archive: https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/amendments-11-27
Friday
19
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Join us in celebrating the birthday of Annie Webb Blanton, teacher, suffragist, and the first woman in Texas elected to statewide office, was born Aug 19, 1870, in Houston.

In the July 1918 primary, when Texas women exercised their voting rights for the first time, Blanton defeated incumbent Walter F. Doughty and Brandon Trussell by a large margin. In November, her victory in the general election made her the first woman in Texas elected to statewide office. She served as state superintendent through 1922.

Learn more:
-- TSHA: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbl16
-- Humanities Texas https://www.humanitiestexas.org/programs/tx-originals/list/annie-webb-blanton
Friday
19
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Monthly on the third Friday, League Presidents are invited to join LWVTX President Grace Chimene for a monthly video chat - always on the third Friday of the month at noon. View details for joining info.