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National Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2010

Bella Abzug may be the reason we celebrate August 26 as National Women’s Equality Day, but women’s suffrage efforts began over 150 years ago. In the following 1929 article, The Texas Weekly features some of the first women to participate in the Texas state government.

“Women in Office Uphold Suffrage,” The Texas Weekly, March 17, 1929, from the Laura Burleson Negley Family Papers
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