August 18, 2016
E. A. Bushnell, Women’s Suffrage, 1920, charcoal, 17 15/16 x 15 1/2 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of John L. Hansen, 1981.
The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on this day in 1920, which amendment prohibited the right to vote being denied on basis of sex. In other words, this amendment was the culminating event in the saga of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, providing women the right to vote.