The Sept. 26 Point of View “ Ensuring a legacy of strong women voters” reminded me of a speech my mother, the late Raleigh City Councilor Miriam P. Block, delivered in 1985 at a Citizenship Month celebration. She said, “I can still remember when my mother voted for the first time (in 1924) in a presidential election. She was 40 years old, but her excitement was quite obvious even to (me), a 4-year-old. She felt she had to mark this day as special (and wore her Sunday dress, a hat, and white gloves), and for lack of another marker, she cut off her waist-length hair.”
It is distressing that some women voters do not remember that women have not always had the right to vote and do not know how important and significant each and every vote is. I am proud of my grandmother, Ida Preston, and her realization that her right to vote was so special, so valuable.
Christina Block Terrell