"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
"Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."
– U.S. Constitution, Amendment XIXLansing State Journal.
Even after the passage of the 19th amendment, women of color were explicitly denied the vote by a variety of discriminatory means, and the struggle for votes for everyone continues. In the election this November, no citizen of the US can take his or her voting rights for granted: we still must fight to ensure that every citizen can vote and that each person's vote will be counted. However, today, 100 years after the amendment became part of the Constitution, is a good day to look back on the struggles of the past to achieve the victories that made us what we are now. For a detailed history in pictures, see "Suffrage at 100" in today's New York Times. (Note: this article is behind a paywall, but you can see it if you have no NYT cookies in your browser.)
Blog post by mae sander at mae food dot blogspot.com