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Stanford students carry on the legacy of suffragists, 100 years later

From top counterclockwise, Kemi Oyewole, Emily Rong Zhang, Jennifer Friedmann, and Ria Calcagno.
Image credit: Andrew Brodhead
Aug 20 2020
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In honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in the United States, Stanford highlights some of the women students who are continuing the hard work of the suffragists who came before them.

It’s been 100 years since Congress passed the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in the United States. The law was the culmination of decades of advocacy by suffragists who fought hard to expand equal voting rights.

Now, a century later, many Stanford students are building on those efforts – from organizing voting drives to leading the first Iowa caucus at Stanford to litigating gerrymandering. Here are some of the women Stanford students who are carrying on the legacy of the suffragists.

One the highlighted students includes Kemi Oyewole, a 2018 EDGE-SBEH Fellow and the 2020 VPGE Black Community Services Center Graduate Student of the Year recipient.

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