In 1973, Congress designated Aug. 26 as Women’s Equality Day. That date commemorates the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote in 1920.
The ratification of the 19th Amendment was the result of decades of peaceful activism beginning in 1848 with the first women’s rights convention. While the commemoration celebrates the 19th Amendment, it also highlights women’s ongoing efforts to achieve full equality.
To celebrate our state’s notable women, from 1-4PM the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame will host a lecture and portrait exhibit of inductees who were suffragettes and activists.