Women’s right to vote!

Commemorating 100 years since the 19th Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing women the right to vote.

Celebrating all those whose tireless efforts made it possible, such as Quincy’s own Sarah Atwater Denman.

Her commitment to education for women, public literacy, healthcare, and women’s suffrage are hallmarks of her legacy to our community, and to the entire western Illinois region.

Denman and her husband circulated, signed and presented a petition supporting the right of women to vote to the Illinois Constitutional Convention (1869-1870) in Springfield.

Amendment XIX

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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