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Library celebrates Women’s Equality Day

8/26/15

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Mary Eleanor Brackenridge, who was a member of the university's Board of Regents and for whom the current student union is named, was the 1913 president of the Texas Woman Suffrage Association. 

DENTON — Texas Woman's University's Blagg Huey Library is proud to mark the 95th Women’s Equality Day with an exhibit featuring flyers and photographs from the Woman’s Collection. 

The library’s second-floor exhibit highlights the activities of Aug. 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States was signed, thus granting women the right to vote. This Amendment followed a period of 72 years—beginning with the world’s first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY—when Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and hundreds of others peacefully protested women’s inability to fully participate in the political system because they didn’t have the right to vote. 

For more information on Women's Equality Day, visit www.nwhm.org/blog/celebrate-equality-day/.

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