1920The Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, which gave women the right to vote.People and Communities, Events & Anniversaries, National Events, Women's History

Gloucester Daily Times. “City of Gloucester, Office of the Mayor.” August 20, 1920, Vol. 56 No. 9551 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
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The Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in the United States, which gave white women the right to vote, although it did not eliminate state laws, particularly in the South, that operated to keep Black Americans from the polls.

When the Nineteenth Amendment was passed in Gloucester in August 1920, Elizabeth L. Alling became the first woman in Gloucester to sign her name in the large book titled Gloucester Register of Women Voters. Other early signers include Emmeline Abbot Atwood, Florence L. MacInnis, Natalie H. Hammond, and Florence Cunningham. The oldest to register was Maria H. Bray, who was 92.

Gloucester Daily Times. “City of Gloucester, Office of the Mayor.” August 20, 1920, Vol. 56 No. 9551 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/. Buck, Stephanie. "New England ladies: Cape Ann Women and the Right to Vote," Cape Ann Museum news & views, Spring 2015.
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