Join Fayetteville NOW for their Annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Reception on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, from 5:30pm – 7:30 pm. The Fayetteville NOW event is honoring Sylvia Ray, founder of CEED (Center for Empowerment and Development) and former chapter president. This is their 21st annual Susan B. Anthony birthday reception!
Join Chapel Hill NOW on Saturday, November 16th, to watch and discuss part 1 of Ken Burns documentary “Not for Ourselves Alone: the Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.” Following the film, Chapel Hill NOW will lead an informal discussion of the successes and failures of these remarkable women. Most importantly, they will consider what people today can learn from their experiences that people can apply to their own activism.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Photo Credit: Wikipedia
Fayetteville NOW did an amazing play as a Women’s Equality Day Observation event. Miss Ethelyn Baker outdid herself with a reenactment of the two day 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Convention in New York. The first ‘day,’ the actors introduced themselves and shared their ‘sentiments.’ The second ‘day,’ they worked on and announced the ‘resolutions.’
The Seneca Falls Convention Cast before the play. Photo Credit: Sharon Johnson
Join us for the re-enactment of the 1848 Women’s Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York, and the presentation of the Parade of Suffragists. Special proclamations by City of Fayetteville Major Mitch Colvin and Chair of Cumberland County Commissions Dr. Jeanette Council. The Women’s Convention is regarded as the beginning of the modern feminist movement, and the parade is to highlight profiles of feminists from the past two centuries. This play was written by Fayetteville NOW member Ethelyn Holden.
Miss Ethelyn Holden speaking at a Moral Monday in Fayetteville NC about 2014. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga
Posted in 19th amendment, education, Equal Rights Amendment, ERA, press release, suffrage, t-shirt, women, Women's Equality Day
Tagged 19th amendment, education, Equal Rights Amendment, ERA, suffrage, women, Women's Equality Day
The 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United State Constitution is coming up in 2020. The 19th Amendment (1920) to the Constitution of the United States provides men and women with equal voting rights (by which we mean gave women the right to vote). The amendment states that the right of citizens to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” However, many women were denied the right to vote in 1920 and for decades following the amendment. Look for events in 2020, commemorating the amendment (the step forward), doing some reconciliation with women of color, and seeing what else American women need.
“It is shocking to realize that American Women didn’t win the right to vote until 1920. We won this right after many hard fought battles lasting over 72 years, counting from 1848 and Seneca Falls, when the fight got more focused. In truth, the women’s suffrage movement dates as far back as the Revolutionary War. Still, not all women got the right to vote in 1920.“
Jane Watson dressed as Suffragette on ERA Bill Filing Day, 3/5/19. Photo Credit: ERA-NC Alliance