August 26th is Women’s Equality Day. Â Ninety-five years ago today the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, finally giving women the right to vote.
The start of the Womenâ€™s Rights movement in the U.S. is traced back to a convention in Seneca Falls NY in 1848. Now the Womenâ€™s Rights National Historic Park is on the site where the convention was held.
It is a fantastic, lesser known National Park, and it is great to visit and learn about the fight for women’s rights in this country.
Of course the United States isn’t the only country where women had to fight for the right to vote! An upcoming film, Suffragette, traces the suffragette movement in Britain.
The movie has an all star cast, with Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, and is one of the movies I am most looking forward too this fall. Â Check out the trailer below: