Episode 44: The Nineteenth Amendment Turns 100

One hundred years ago on August 26, 1920, Congress adopted the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. After many decades of determined activism, American women had won the right to vote. Despite this victory, racist laws still prevented many people from voting. And even now, a century later, we are still working to achieve true democracy in America. In this episode of Can We Talk?, Judith Rosenbaum talks with historians Ellen Dubois, Martha Jones, and Melissa Klapper about persistence, the role of African American and Jewish women in fighting for the vote, and the racism, classism, and antisemitism that undermined the movement's impact.

Released August 26, 2020
  • Suffragists, in a car, sell flowers.

    Courtesy of the U.S. Library of Congress.

  • Head of suffrage parade, Washington, D.C. Image courtesy of Library of Congress.

  • Suffragists Sell Flowers
  • Head of Suffrage Parade, Washington, D.C.


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 44: The Nineteenth Amendment Turns 100." (Viewed on April 23, 2024) <http://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-44-nineteenth-amendment-turns-100>.