The centennial year for the ratification of the 19th amendment could not have come on a better year, says Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Childhood Home Worker Cheyrl Erb. She believes this year is a taut reminder of the county’s thick history towards democracy for all – and much of its history starts in Charles City, Iowa with Carrie Lane being a huge figure in suffrage efforts in the early 1900s.
Erb says these next two weeks are particularly important – with August 18th housing a major event in US history. As on that day, the final withholding state, Tennessee, officially ratified the 19th amendment.
The 19th Amendment Society in Charles City had numerous events planned to commemorate the centennial year but were thwarted by the pandemic’s clutches – making them push their efforts and celebrations to the 101th anniversary year.
Though, August still has many days that need to be recognized as they pass. According to Erb, August 18th was the most important day for women’s suffrage.
The 2nd most important?
August 26th, a week from today.
To learn more about Carrie Lane and her history, visit: https://www.catt.org/.