August 26 commemorates Women’s Equality Day, a proud day for all American women This year marks 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted all women the right to vote. Women earned the right to vote through the decades-long struggle of heroes such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Jane Addams, Ida B. Wells, Lucy Burns, and Mary McLeod Bethune who boldly persisted against those who wished to preserve the status quo. (Fun Fact: In 1895, Suffragist Susan B. Anthony came to speak at City Hall in Huntsville!). Women’s Equality Day gives us time to reflect on the work women have done across generations removing barriers, overcoming obstacles, and pursuing new ideas.