March, March, A New Day is Breaking

 

 

Today is the anniversary of that moment in 1918 when the English Parliament’s act granting the vote to “women over the age of thirty who were householders, the wives of householders, occupiers of property with an annual rent of five pounds, and graduates of British universities” took effect.

It was not quite the culmination of a fierce struggle. That wouldn’t be won until 1928 when all women over the age of twenty-one were granted the vote.

Still, an important marker. And, an important reminder of how recently it all happened. And, in our times, perhaps, how precarious it all is…

The March of the Women (Shoulder to Shoulder) from Wild Love Music on Vimeo.

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