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Women's Suffrage

Documents the history of Women Suffrage, the Movement, Participants, and the 19th Amendment ratifying women's right to vote.

Women's Suffrage Movement

In August 2020 the United States of America celebrated the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – the 100th Anniversary of the Women's Right to Vote. States were prohibited from denying voting rights on the basis of one's sex.

Prior to 1920, women did not have the right to vote in the U.S. Men and women, suffragists and suffragettes fought for these rights in what became known as the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

View the timeline and profiles of women in the movement. Journey through primary sources as well as secondary sources in the framework of books, eBooks, and videos located on campus and in the library database.

suffragette parade

"We demand an amendment to the Constitution of the United States
enfranchising the women of this country."

Women Marching in Suffragette Parade, Washington, DC
Source: National Archives