November 15, 2019

Primary Source Spotlight: Woman Suffrage

PSN curated primary source collections Featured Sources The Awakening Official Program Woman Suffrage Procession Today in History Jane Addams Susan B. Anthony Carrie S. Burnham Lucretia Mott Emmeline Pankhurst Alice Paul Elizabeth Cady Stanton Mary Church Terrell Congress Approves 19th Amendment Picketing for Suffrage Seneca Falls Convention Woman’s Rights Conventions Library collections Carrie Chapman Catt Papers Anna E. … [Read more...]

Today in History: Picketing for Suffrage

Today in History–August 28–the Library of Congress features the arrest of 10 suffragists for picketing the White House on this day in 1917. The protestors hoped to pressure President Woodrow Wilson to support the proposed "Anthony amendment" to the Constitution that would guarantee women the right to vote. He finally did that in January of 1918 and the long hard vote to suffrage was finally earned two years later on August 18, 1920 when the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified. Learn more about the … [Read more...]

Today in History: Congress Approves 19th Amendment

Today in History–June 4–the Library of Congress features U.S. Congressional approval of the the woman's suffrage amendment on this day in 1919. But victory was still a ways off, It took over a year for the necessary three quarters of the 48 states (Alaska and Hawaii were not admitted into the Union until 1959) to ratify the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Find out more about the woman suffrage movement by visiting the Today in History section, … [Read more...]