From the AP Highlight in History:
Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born on American soil, on what is now Roanoke Island, N.C.
On Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees the right of women to vote, was ratified when Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it.
Imagine, only 424 years from the birth of the first daughter born to English parents on American soil to the day American women gained the right to vote. What an ultimate tribute to Virginia Dare!
In 1920, both of my grandmothers were coming of age and could take advantage of this great event in their lives.
Here’s to Abigail Adams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and everyone else who fought to recognize women as equal citizens. May we never take for granted what they gained for us and exercise our right to vote.
This isn’t the best recording of Helen Ready signing “I AM WOMAN”, but it has the most acceptable comments. This song got a lot of us through the 70’s.