This Day in History Series
6:39 am
Wed February 20, 2013

This Day in History: Georgia Legislature Ratifies Women's Suffrage Amendment... in 1970!

Georgia Young People Suffrage Association parade float (pre1920)
Georgia Young People Suffrage Association parade float (pre1920)
Credit Courtesy of the Vanishing Georgia Collection

Today is Feb. 20, and if we were to turn Georgia's clock back to this date in 1970, we'd find the Georgia General Assembly voting in favor of ratifying the 19th Amendment -- more than 50 years after it had become law.

Georgia State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Clifford Kuhn talks with WABE's Steve Goss about the events that led to the passage and ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.

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