This month marks 100 years since the 19th Amendment gave American women were given the right to vote. However, at that time, many states still barred blacks from voting. So, in practical terms, it was not until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that black women (and men) were finally able to vote in all fifty states.
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Women’s Suffrage Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Women’s right to vote (known as suffrage) was fought for for more than fifty years, until the Nineteenth Amendment become national law 100 years ago on August 26, 1920. The idea began to gather steam at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention in New York, and then again two years later at the National Women’s Rights Convention in Massachusetts. In 1869, the first two national suffrage organizations were established. One led by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the other by Lucy Stone. Years later in 1890, under Anthony’s leadership, the two competing organizations merged and became the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
The Atlantic: 100 Years Ago, The 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade
Learn about milestones in the fight for suffrage with this gallery of annotated photos from The Atlantic. “At an open air meeting in Washington, District of Columbia, in March of 1913, calling upon Congress to pass the national woman suffrage amendment. This photograph shows Mrs. John Rogers, sister-in-law of former Secretary of War, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Congressional Union for Women Suffrage, speaking in front of old Corcoran Art Gallery.”
Crusade for the Vote
Crusade for the Vote, a project of the Women’s History Museum, is my Women’s Suffrage pick of the week. Highlights include primary sources, a timeline, resources for teachers, and (of course) many illustrated articles about the history of the American suffrage and anti-suffrage movements. “In the 1860s, opponents of woman suffrage began to organize locally. Massachusetts was home to leading suffrage advocates, and it was also one of the first states with an organized anti-suffrage group. In the 1880s, anti-suffrage activists joined together and eventually became known as the Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women.”
EDSITEment: Women’s Suffrage: Why the West First?
It was 1920 when Congress approved the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in all states. But Wyoming and eight other western states granted women voting rights as many as fifty years earlier. Why was that? Explore more with this online lesson. In the introduction, there is a link to another, more general EDSITEment lesson: Voting Rights for Women: Pro- and Anti-Suffrage.
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Women’s Suffrage Printable
Women’s Suffrage Wikipedia Printable
Susan B. Anthony Printable
Women’s History Month Printable
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Quote of the Week
“If you want to do it, you can do it. The question is, do you want to do it?” ~~ Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922) American journalist. Click this link to read a short biography about Bly.
Surfing the Calendar
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