activists-protestorsWhen we look at the Women’s Rights Movement in America, it’s clear we have been on a very long journey since 1848 to today.

Other countries have elected women as prime ministers and leaders of their countries, but the U.S. remains behind on this.

During 1820 we had our first public high school where girls were able to attend. It was not until 1840, however, did we have the first woman graduate college.

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are known for their activism toward equal rights for women. One of their main goals was to amend the constitution and give women the right to vote. 

Their suffrage movement began in 1869, yet it wasn’t until 1920 did the 19th Amendment get passed, granting women the right to cast their ballot and vote.

The American military only began admitting women in 1976, and not until 1980 did we finally see women and men equally enrolled in colleges throughout America.

By 1987 more masters degrees were awarded to women than men.

Yet with all of the progress we are making we still have so much work to do.we-can-do-it-poster

Following in the footsteps of women like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Gloria Steinem, we must instill a belief system that encourages strong self-image and self-esteem.

We must leave a legacy for future generations so our daughters and granddaughters can believe in themselves and pursue their dreams.

We cannot allow any political upheaval to stop our movement, and we must continue to be admired for who we are.