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#TBT: Before the Women's March, Bay Area ladies fought for the vote

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Women are dominating national headlines currently as demands for equality and respect have given way to the #metoo and #timesup movements. But as the ubiquitous protest sign reads: We can't believe we're still protesting this shit.

Women's fight for equality is nothing new: A hundred years ago, brave women gathered to march and demand their right to vote and, unsurprisingly, Bay Area ladies were on the front lines. Take a look at the women's suffrage movement in San Francisco during the 1800s and early 1900s.


Gaining the right to vote opened the door to new roles for women in politics and civic leadership. Here we see Margaret Mary Morgan (far left), who was the first woman voted to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, in 1920. In this photo, she is visiting Hetch Hetchy.

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