August 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted voting rights to women in America. The passage of the 19th Amendment was not brought about by a singular event, individual, or group.
Failure Is Impossible brings to life the facts and emotions of the momentous struggle for voting rights for women. The play was first performed in 1995, as part of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the 19th Amendment at the National Archives.
Diverse communities and organizations blazed the trail for equal voting rights across the nation. For many women, especially women of color, the fight didn't end when the 19th Amendment went into effect on August 26, 1920.