Monday, August 24, 2020

Celebrate 100 Years of 19th Amendment at Wednesday Photo Shoot in Smith Family Plaza

One hundred years ago, on Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, finally became law.

One hundred years later, all who support this addition to the electorate are invited Wednesday to Pottstown's Smith Family Plaza in front of borough hall in the 100 block of High Street, for a "drop-in photo shoot" from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

"Dress in your finest 1920’s inspired styles – be it vintage, retro, modern, futuristic. Accessorize with hats, tiaras, gloves, belts, beads. Recreate the era or update its style," according to a flyer promoting the event.

The event is sponsored by Celebrate the Constitution – a grass-roots organization dedicated to upholding the rights of all citizens guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

The photos taken will be used in a social media campaign to raise awareness of Women’s Voting Rights and the important history of the 19th Amendment.

The event will feature "patriotic acts," 1920's-inspired "mocktails," and, of course, a voter registration table.

Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

An RSVP is not required, but is appreciated. You can RSVP by emailing 

"The 19th Amendment helped millions of women move closer to equality in all aspects of American life. Women advocated for job opportunities, fairer wages, education, sex education and birth control. Women voted and ran for and are still running for office to improve not only government but also their individual lives," Johnny Corson, president of the Pottstown chapter of the NAACP, wrote in a letter to its members and shared with The Digital Notebook blog.

"In honor of the 100 year celebration of the 19th Amendment and of the Women Suffrage Movement I say thank you to all of the ladies of the Pottstown NAACP No. 2288 for all that you do," he wrote.

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