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San Diego Marks 99th Anniversary Of Women Getting Right To Vote With March, Rally

Celebrating ratification of the women's suffrage amendment, Alice Paul, seated second from left, sews the 36th star on a banner, in August of 1920. The banner flew in front of headquarters of the Women's Party in Washington of which Miss Paul was national chairperson. The 36th star represented Tennessee, whose ratification completed the number of states needed to put the amendment in the Constitution.
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Celebrating ratification of the women's suffrage amendment, Alice Paul, seated second from left, sews the 36th star on a banner, in August of 1920. The banner flew in front of headquarters of the Women's Party in Washington of which Miss Paul was national chairperson. The 36th star represented Tennessee, whose ratification completed the number of states needed to put the amendment in the Constitution.
Women dressed in white will be leading a march and rally in Balboa Park Tuesday. It’s the kick-off to a yearlong 100th-anniversary celebration of American women winning the right to vote.

Women dressed in white will be leading a march and rally in Balboa Park Tuesday. It’s the kick-off to a yearlong 100th-anniversary celebration of American women winning the right to vote.

The Women’s Museum of California is sponsoring the event which will feature speakers on the history of the suffrage movement and the challenges that still face women taking their equal part in the political process.

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Anne Hoiberg, board president of the museum, joined Midday Edition on Monday to talk about how the museum will commemorate the occasion.

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