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The 19th Amendment is a milestone, not endpoint, for women’s rights in America

Aug 12 2020

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Faculty, In the News, Research

As the centennial of the 19th Amendment approaches, the milestone in women’s suffrage must also acknowledge the intersection of gender and racial justice in America, says Stanford scholar Estelle Freedman.

 

Stanford researchers mark Nineteenth Amendment

The 19th Amendment guaranteed that women throughout the United States would have the right to vote on equal terms with men. Stanford researchers Rabia Belt and Estelle Freedman trace the history of women’s suffrage back to the abolition movement in 19th-century America.