Voting Rights Since 1920

Part 5: Voting Rights Since 1920

Although the 19th amendment granted universal suffrage to women, it was far from the final act in providing voting rights for all. These individuals demonstrate the need for further action and provide examples of the need for continued action.


"You go home and do like your mama and your grandmama did. You don’t need to come out here. This ain’t for black folk."

-Rosie Head, remembering the chancellor clerk’s remarks to her as she attempted to register to vote in MIssissippi in 1964, as quoted in the Library of Congress Civil Rights History Project


Section Overview


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Albertina Sisulu