Santa Fe New Mexican Front Page Announcing 19th Amendment’s Ratification
Santa Fe New Mexican, August 18, 1920 (Image courtesy of NewseumEd.org)
Era: Suffrage Era | Media: Newspapers
On August 18, 1920, the front page of the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper proclaimed the ratification of the 19th Amendment, including a historical contextualization of its passage. Included in the reporting is the full text of a prepared statement by Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The Amendment had been presented to Congress in 1878, almost half a century before its ratification; Chapman Catt wrote: “Never was a measure so systematically opposed, never one whose progress was so vehemently disputed inch by inch.”
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