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Educational resources from the NREM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee

When did women get the right to vote?
A lesson on inclusive history.

It's Women's History Month! So this week, we explore the stories we tell and make sure inclusive ones tell all women's history.

Last year many celebrated the centennial of the 19th Amendment. But asserting it was a 100 year celebration of women's right to vote hides that only white women could vote with its 1920 passage. Most women had the right to vote by 1965, with a few lingering exceptions; accessibility for language minority citizens came 1975 and for elderly and disabled in 1984. To be inclusive, it is important to be specific with our wording and mindful of disparate experiences of people of color and more privileged white people in American history. Read more about the timeline for all women earning the right to vote here.
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