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December 1920

 

The New York Times, December 6, 1920 Congress investigates the disenfranchisement of black citizens in Southern states. read clipping

 

The New York Times, December 7, 1920 The governor of Massachusetts proposes legislation to allow women to run for office in the state. read clipping

 

The New York Times, December 15, 1920 The lawsuit, filed by the Maryland State League of Defense to test the validity of the Nineteenth Amendment, is begun in the Court of Common Pleas. read clipping

 

The New York Times, December 18, 1920 The right of women to hold public office is upheld by a Michigan court. read clipping

 

The New York Times, December 19, 1920 A higher percentage of men voted than women. However, when men were first able to vote, very few exercised that right in the early years, compared to the percentage of women who voted in 1920. read clipping

 

The New York Times, December 31, 1920 The US Senate considers a law to fine or imprison election officials who discriminated against women trying to vote. read clipping

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