August 23, 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 Collection Spotlight: Women’s Suffrage … [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...]

Today in History: 24th Amendment Ends Poll Tax

Today in History–January 23–the Library of Congress features the 24th amendment, ratified on this day in 1964. This constitutional amendment barred the poll tax which, up until this time, required voters in Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, and Virginia to pay in order to vote in a national election. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links to related resources below. The 24th Amendment Ended the Poll Tax from America's Library Poll tax … [Read more...]