Mad dash to be the first: Wisconsin's role in women's suffrage movement

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MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Last Tuesday marked 100 years since the 19th amendment was finally ratified to the U.S. constitution and this Wednesday, August 26th is the centennial of when it became law and took effect. 

The amendment guaranteed women the right to vote, but because of racial inequality, many women of color in the United States were not granted the same right until 1965.  Wisconsin played a major role in the women's suffrage movement. 

On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Rose Schmidt explored the pioneering effort to advance women's rights in the Badger State.

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