Exhibit Theme

Working for Woman Suffrage

Next Image Next Image Previous Image Previous Image
“A Petition for Universal Suffrage...
Image Caption

“A Petition for Universal Suffrage,” January 29, 1866

After the Civil War, as Congress prepared to extend voting rights to black men, suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton recognized the opportunity to include women in any constitutional changes. This petition—signed by Anthony, Stanton and other notable suffragists—asked Congress for “universal suffrage” for all citizens, regardless of sex.

Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, National Archives and Records Administration