On Aug. 18, 1920, the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote. Suffragettes, women who organized, marched, picketed and agitated as change agents, started advocating for these rights as early as the mid-1800s to ensure this law would be enacted. The passage of the law was a victory for women, however, it was not a victory for all women. Not until the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibited racial discrimination in voting, were Black women and men granted the right to vote.
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