45 Years Ago Today Georgia Passed the 19th Amendment



HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO OUR GEORGIA GIRLFRIENDS! Today you celebrate 45 years since Georgia passed the 19th Amendment on February 20, 1970, giving women suffrage. It took 50 years, but Georgia said “Yes, Women! womenVote.” Georgia is distinguished enough to be the first state to reject the 19th Amendment on July 24, 1919 after the U.S. Congress passed the Woman Suffrage Amendment on June 4th with one lone southern Senator – William J. Harris.

Footnote in history: In Alabama, women AGAINST VOTING (yes, against) formed the Southern Women’s League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment (Southern Rejection League).