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Working for Woman Suffrage

From 1848 at a convention in Seneca Falls, New York, and continuing into the 20th century, several generations of woman suffragists worked tirelessly for the right to vote. Over time, they employed different strategies—some worked for a constitutional amendment, and others pursued suffrage state by state. Tactics included petitions, parades, public speaking, civil disobedience, imprisonment and hunger strikes. Women finally achieved suffrage in 1920 with ratification of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing them the right to vote.

1 Image “A Petition for Universal Suffrage,” January 29, 1866 View All Images
1 Image “Welcome to Petitioners to U.S. Senate, July 31, 1913,” Hyattsville,... View All Images
1 Image Reception to U.S. Senate Petitioners, Hyattsville, M.D., July 31, 1913 View All Images
1 Image “U.S. Senate: ‘Democracy—Piffle!’” by Nina Allender, January 18, 1919 View All Images
1 Image Certificate of Missouri Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment,... View All Images