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Mobile, Alabama women registering to vote for the first time in history.

Around two thousand women showed up the first day of voter registration. All of the women in the photo are white. At the time this image was taken, very few black men and almost no black women were registered to vote in Mobile. Women in Alabama only received the right to vote after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which Alabama did not ratify until 1953.

Creator: Erik Overbey
Date: 1920
Repository: University of South Alabama
Format: Photograph

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 10
Grade 6: Standard(s) 4
Grade 7 (Civics): Standard(s) 10 12
Grade 9: Standard(s) 10
Grade 11: Standard(s) 2
Grade 12 (US Government): Standard(s) 6 14

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