#OTD, 100 years ago, Congress passed the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote. Congress submitted the amendment to the states to ratify, continuing a slow-moving process towards women’s suffrage.
This telegram from our collection regards the ratification of the 19th Amendment in West Virginia. In the telegram, the Shepherdstown Suffrage Organization urged Senator Milton Burr to reconsider his opposition to the amendment to “avoid this sense of bitter injustice."
On March 10, 1920, the West Virginia Senate passed the amendment, making the state the 34th to ratify it.
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