19th Amendment at 100: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, but this landmark event was neither the beginning nor the end of the story for women and their struggle for the right to vote. Join us in 2020 as we commemorate this centennial year with 12 stories from our holdings for you to save, print, or share. October’s … Continue reading 19th Amendment at 100: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

19th Amendment at 100: Susan B. Anthony

The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, but this landmark event was neither the beginning nor the end of the story for women and their struggle for the right to vote. Join us in 2020 as we commemorate this centennial year with 12 stories from our holdings for you to save, print, or share. September’s featured image is of Susan … Continue reading 19th Amendment at 100: Susan B. Anthony

Emmeline Pankhurst Comes to America

August marks the 100th anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Amendment. Today’s post comes from Ben Miller, an intern with the Exhibits team at the National Archives Museum. On September 13, 1913, a New York Times headline asked “What will New York do with Mrs. Pankhurst?” The woman in question was Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of … Continue reading Emmeline Pankhurst Comes to America

Suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt

Throughout 2020 we're commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Amendment. Today’s post comes from Michael J. Hancock, an archives technician at the National Archives in College Park. “To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves.” —Carrie Chapman Catt Few women were … Continue reading Suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt

A Bridge into the 20th Century: Suffragist Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch

August 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Amendment. Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch, daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was integral to the effort to get New York state to allow women full voting rights in 1917, and her work helped to regain momentum for the successful ratification of the 19th Amendment in … Continue reading A Bridge into the 20th Century: Suffragist Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch

Facial Hair Friday: Frederick Douglass, Woman Suffrage Activist

100 years ago in August, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, became law after decades of work from both female and male suffragists. Visit our website to learn more about the history of the woman suffrage movement.  While Frederick Douglass is perhaps most well known as an abolitionist (and for his salt-and-pepper … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Frederick Douglass, Woman Suffrage Activist

Counting Down to the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment with #19SuffrageStories

Women fought long and hard for the vote—before and after the passage of the 19th Amendment, which declares the right to vote “shall not be denied…on account of sex.” 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 … Continue reading Counting Down to the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment with #19SuffrageStories

19th Amendment at 100: The 19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, but this landmark event was neither the beginning nor the end of the story for women and their struggle for the right to vote. Join us as we commemorate the centennial year of 2020 with 12 stories from our holdings for you to save, print, or share. August’s … Continue reading 19th Amendment at 100: The 19th Amendment

19th Amendment at 100: Mabel Ping-Hua Lee

The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, but this landmark event was neither the beginning nor the end of the story for women and their struggle for the right to vote. Join us in 2020 as we commemorate this centennial year with 12 stories from our holdings for you to save, print, or share. May’s featured image is of Mabel … Continue reading 19th Amendment at 100: Mabel Ping-Hua Lee

Facial Hair Friday: Mary Ritter Beard

In celebration of Women’s History Month today’s Facial Hair Friday is in honor of a Beard: Mary Ritter Beard to be exact.  Mary Ritter Beard was a historian, author, woman suffrage activist, social reformer, and archivist! Born Mary Ritter in 1876, in Indianapolis, Indiana, she met future husband Charles Austin Beard while attending college. After … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Mary Ritter Beard