When I voted this past week, I had a weird, emotional realization. I was so moved by the fact I was able to vote that I actually started tearing up in line. IÂ couldn’tÂ help but think of all the women before me who fought so hard for the right that I wasÂ exercising. I feltÂ reallyÂ empowered and extremely thankful for all of the women who fought for equal rights.
Women are not the only one’s to have had to fight for equality;Â AfricanÂ Americans, and members of the LGBTQ communities have long been oppressed as well. Today’s infographic shows a timeline of the progression of rights and legal status for women, African-American’s, and members of the LGBTQ community. TheÂ informationÂ given shows a long and hard history fought for the minorities. There is without a doubt, still much to be fought for, but we can thankÂ those before us for all that we have today. [via]18