Hindsight in 2020: The Long Road to Universal Suffrage
A Road Scholar Program by Jeanne Schultz Angel
Mar 22, 2022
Hindsight in 2020: The Long Road to Universal Suffrage 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which enfranchised women to vote in all US elections.
Since the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, many promoted, persuaded, and oftentimes bravely fought for equal rights under United States law.
The road to enfranchisement and equal rights has had many roadblocks including Jim Crow, racism, and prejudice, and still today remains under construction through gerrymandering/redistricting, voting access, and election tampering.
Explore where we stand and where we are going as we reflect on universal suffrage in American history.