Skydivers Celebrate 100 Years Of The 19th Amendment

Tuesday, August 18th 2020, 10:20 am
By: News On 6

Women secured the right to vote 100 years ago when the 19th amendment was ratified on August 18 1920 after a hard fought battle that lasted decades.

Skydivers celebrated the Centennial of the women's vote in the birthplace of the Women's Rights Movement.

They touched down right across from where famed suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton presented her "declaration of sentiments" at the Seneca Falls convention in 1848. It took another 72 years for the 19th amendment to become law. The 19th amendment primarily enabled white women to vote.

It was the Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawing discriminatory practices that ultimately cleared the path for all women to cast a ballot. President Donald Trump says he will pardon Women's Right's Activist Susan B. Anthony was was arrested for voting in 1872 in violation of laws which permitted only men to vote.