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WOMEN'S CENTER CELEBRATES 83RD ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE AUG. 26

The Women's Center will host a reception from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, for new and returning students in recognition of Women's Equality Day in suite 1000 of Webb Center. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirmed the right of women to vote in all public elections.

Since the 50th anniversary of that historic date, annual observances of the anniversary of women's suffrage have taken place on Aug. 26. In 1971, Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY) introduced a Congressional Resolution to formally designate August 26 as Women's Equality Day on the federal calendar in recognition of both the anniversary of suffrage and of women's continued efforts toward equal rights in the United States. The measure was passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate and signed by the president.

To learn more about Women's Equality Day, go to www.Legacy98.org or contact the Women's Center at 683-4109 or womenctr@odu.edu.

This article was posted on: August 22, 2003

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