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 newspapers.com, 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:
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