August 18, 2020

One hundred years ago, on Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote (though, as Olivia B. Waxman reported for Time, “most Black women would wait nearly five decades more to actually exercise that right.”)

The following day, the news made front pages around the country. Here’s a collection, via, of 10 front pages from Aug. 19, 1920.

The Nashville Tennessean:

The New York Times:

The San Francisco Chronicle:

The Washington Herald:

The (Raleigh, North Carolina) News and Observer:

The Los Angeles Times:

The Noblesville (Indiana) Daily Ledger

The Boston Globe:

The Birmingham (Alabama) News:

The (New York City) News:

Kristen Hare covers the business and people of local news for, is the editor of Locally and writes a weekly newsletter on the transformation of local news. You can subscribe here. Kristen can be reached at or on Twitter at @kristenhare.

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