Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Commemoration

As the home of the 19th Amendment, the National Archives is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Constitutional amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Visit their website to view the records that tell the story, including petitions, legislation, court cases, and more.

New York Law School has significant ties to the amendment.  Bainbridge Colby, an 1894 graduate of the law school who served as Secretary of State to President Wilson, signed the proclamation announcing the Nineteenth Amendment’s effectiveness after it had been ratified by the states. An August 27, 1920 headline in the New York Times reads: “Colby Proclaims Woman Suffrage.”