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Women's Suffrage

Honoring the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment: Women's Right to Vote


The history of the United States women's suffrage movement is usually told as a national story: It started with the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, was followed by numerous state campaigns, court battles, and petitions to Congress, and culminated in marches and protests that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920. But there is so much more to the story. Follow the links below for a closer look at some of the sacrifices made to secure a woman's right to vote.


Suffrage, But For Whom?

This research guide provides a starting point for the discussion of women's suffrage as we recognize the centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. It critically examines the dominant narrative of suffrage by highlighting stories and historical activities often not discussed or cited in the literature, and therefore creating a more holistic and inclusive understanding of the entire movement.

Research Guide


Learning Opportunities

The Women's Center and the Women's and Gender Studies Program will be hosting events and opportunities throughout the year to foster an understanding and appreciation of the struggles suffragists faced in their quest to secure women's voting rights. Check back soon for dates and details.

See What's Planned