By Claudette Simpson
(Note: This is part three of a five part series of articles for Days Past celebrating Woman's History Month.)
A woman in the 1990s, takes it for granted she can vote. If she wants to register and if she wants to go to the polls and mark a ballot, her vote carries the same weight as a man's vote.
Not only can a woman vote, she can run for office. By law and constitutional amendment, women have the same suffrage rights as men. But, in the history of the United States, those rights are new. A woman's right to vote was scorned years ago. It has been a long battle to the ballot box, a battle against prejudice and ridicule.