Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

August 5, 2020
by Pamela Reilly

The Triumphant Note of Women’s Equality: the Justice Bell & Women’s Suffrage

One hundred years ago, the clapper of the Justice Bell was unchained for the first time so that it could ring out in jubilation to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.