|Students petitioning for women's suffrage in 1919. University Archives Photograph |
Collection, University Archives and Manuscripts, The University of North Carolina
The 19th Amendment brought dismay to most in the North Carolina General Assembly, but was publicly supported by at least two Cabarrus County men. In an article printed August 19, 1920, Concord Times Publisher/Editor J. B. Sherrill and Associate Editor W. W. Sherrill expressed disappointment only that Tennessee, and not North Carolina, would become the necessary 36th state to ratify the Susan B. Anthony Amendment: "We believed that the women should have the vote, and because we believed that they were going to get their rights, we wanted North Carolina to have her share in the glory...We have never seen why [women] should not be allowed to vote."
|Businesses, such as Concord's Citizens Band and Trust Company, |
saw new marketing opportunities in the promotion of women's
independence. The Concord Daily Tribune, August 5, 1914.
Courtesy of the Concord Library, Lore History Room