Today in Michigan History

June 10, 1919

Michigan ratified the Nineteenth Amendment.

Michigan suffragists were delighted when the all-male Michigan legislature ratified the constitutional amendment ending a decades-long campaign to win equal rights at the polls. The Nineteenth Amendment was ratified by the necessary three-fourths of the states in August 1920. Michigan women voted for president in November 1920 for the first time.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.