NEW YORK, March 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — August 2020 marked the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provided a constitutional right to vote by prohibiting voter discrimination against women.
Titled A Vote for Women: Celebrating the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the 19th Amendment, this fully illustrated and beautifully designed hardback book charts the history of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S., the fight for the vote, and some of the advances that have resulted from that victory.
In addition to exploring the history of women’s suffrage in the U.S., the book brings together important stories from the fields of equality and women’s rights. It also offers an insight into Congress and U.S. government departments, and the contributions they have made in shaping the U.S. of today.
A Vote for Women features editorial contributions from academics, government agencies, charities, corporations, and other organizations, alongside archival photography that vividly brings the battle for the ballot to life.
The book is being published by St James’s House – an imprint of the SJH Group – in association with the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI), and is being promoted as part of WVCI’s ongoing celebration of centennial activities around the country, which have been extended into 2021 due to the impact of Covid-19 and the desire to bring the centennial story to as wide an audience as possible.
Ahead of the book’s launch, Anna Danby, Publishing Director at the SJH Group, said: “This book celebrates the work of the remarkable women behind this achievement, and will heighten awareness around the ongoing work of our partner organizations to support social equality.”
Nancy Tate, Co-Chair of WVCI with Krysta Jones, said: “WVCI serves as a central information-sharing entity for activities around the country that commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the long struggle that produced it. St James’s House has beautifully combined the work of many contributors into a keepsake book that celebrates both the centennial and the contributions made by many women over the last 100 years.”
The book will be launched through a digital launch event on March 31, 2021 at 11am PDT/ 2pm EDT/ 7pm GMT. To attend the virtual book launch, please register at: https://hopin.com/events/a-vote-for-women-book-launch. The deadline for registration is March 26, 2021.
To pre-order a copy of A Vote for Women, please visit: www.stjamess.org.
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About the WVCI
The 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI) is a collaborative effort created to share information and stimulate activities around the country in the years leading up to 2020. The mission of the WVCI is to serve as a central organizing and information-sharing entity for programs, projects, and activities that commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, educate the public on the legal and social advances resulting from the amendment, and stimulate dialogue to address the ongoing fight for women’s rights.
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