Texas women always lead. From saving the Alamo and establishing San Antonio’s airport, to convincing state government to adopt the 19th Amendment and, more recently, to enact an anti-bullying bill, Texas women are at the forefront of positive change. In 2020, amid all that is happening, we must take a moment to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, of how far society has come as well as look toward the future.
The road wasn’t easy, and the fight didn’t stop with the 19th Amendment as Black and People of Color Americans didn’t get their full voting rights until 1965. And the fight must continue as disenfranchisement challenges arise and the voting participation rates are at historic lows. We come together as San Antonians to celebrate the achievements and move toward a common cause of voting rights and advocacy.
Courtesy of the US National Archives on GIPHY.