Votes for Women means Votes for Black Women
Black women knew it was important that they were present and fighting for their rights both as women and African Americans. Click here to learn more!
History of U.S. Woman's Suffrage
A comprehensive history of the U.S. woman's suffrage movement from it's 18th-century origins through the passage of the 19th amendment. The site contains articles, primary sources, and educational materials for students and teachers.
The Woman Suffrage Movement
Suffragists arrested while picketing the White House for women’s suffrage. The charge was obstruction of traffic. | nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum | #WomensHistory #Protests #VotesforWomen #WomensSuffrage
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women’s rights activists Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the Seneca Falls Convention, which started with a reading of the Declaration of Sentiments and Grievances (modeled after the Declaration of Independence). Day 1 of the conference was for women only but Day 2 was open to men as well and Frederick Douglass was among the attendees. | womenshistory.org | National Women's History Museum | #WomensHistory #SenecaFalls #ElizabethCadyStanton #LucretiaMott #WomensSuffrage
Susan B. Anthony
On November 5th, 1872, Susan B. Anthony voted in an election and was arrested shortly after. Her trial began in 1873 where she was convicted and sentenced to pay a fine, to which she replied, “I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty.” She never did and no serious effort was made by authorities to collect. nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum | #WomensHistory #SusanBAnthony #Suffragist