TULSA — Today marks one hundred years since the 19th Amendment was passed, granting women the right to vote.
A coalition of local groups are coming together in Tulsa to provide a press conference celebrating the 19th Amendment and providing information to encourage voting.
On Aug. 18, 1920, one hundred years ago, in Tennessee, a man legislator placed the deciding vote giving women the right to vote.
A week later, on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was officially certified, enshrining a woman's right to vote into the U.S. Constitution.
The push for women's suffrage had been underway for years, starting in the mid-19th century. For decades, several generations of women's suffrage advocates marched, lobbied and practiced civil disobedience to get women the right to vote.
Several local groups and individuals are holding the press conference in Tulsa.
- Sharon King Davis, Organizer
- Chelsea McGuire Kester, chair, TYPROS
- Lynn Staggs, president, League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa
- Tommy Yap, co-founder, Tulsa Voter Van.
The press conference is being held at the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum at 10:30 a.m.
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