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Fall 8-25-2014

Quick Facts

  • In 1971, Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY) requested that the U.S. Congress designate the day of Aug. 26 as Women’s Equality Day.
  • Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities offer Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.