We know, we know—there’s a holiday for everything nowadays, but Women’s Equality Day is definitely one worth celebrating (World Nutella Day? Not so much). If you’re not familiar with the holiday, here’s a little backstory.
Today, August 26th, is the day the 19th amendment was certified into the constitution. The 19th amendment officially granted women the right to vote back in 1920. We know, we can’t believe this was even up for debate either. The holiday, however, wasn’t celebrated by Congress until 1971.
And while we’ve all heard of the suffragettes, it didn’t actually establish universal women’s suffrage, specifically for women of color. After the 19th amendment was certified into the constitution, Black women were still disenfranchised and barred during the years that followed.
Frenshe was built by a team of strong and diverse women, highlights incredible women, and will continue to do so.
Yes, this is a time to celebrate women and how far we’ve come in society. On the other hand, it’s also a time to acknowledge that despite breaking the glass ceilings, we still have a long way to go. Frenshe was built by a team of strong and diverse women, highlights incredible women, and will continue to do so as we experience this journey. With that being said, Happy Women’s Equality Day!
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