… dauntless crusaders for women’s votes! ♫
Woman Suffrage Headquarters, Ohio 1912. The 1912 measure failed, 57% to 43%. It was eventually passed in 1919. (Found at reddit.)
Some states, however, granted women suffrage earlier. Here’s an amazing image, shared by redditor /u/MerIinsBeard and originally posted by his 92-year-old grandmother, shows his great-great-grandmother accompanying her 103-year-old friend to vote for the very first time.
Of course, there was opposition:
But the suffragettes soldiered on:
Suffragette parade, 10/23/1915
… until their efforts were rewarded.
19th Amendment to the United States Constitution
A huge step for women, a giant leap for humanity. Yet there are still so many steps to take…
The Old Wolf has spoken.