VOTES FOR WOMEN! A Centennial Celebration of the Women's Suffrage Movement in America

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As organizations around the country prepare to celebrate the centennial of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment which takes place in August of this year, historians are looking back at the struggle for women’s suffrage and examining the people and events involved in the long fight to allow women to participate in the political process for the first time as true citizens.  For nearly 100 years, in the newspapers, in the pulpit, and in public meetings and conventions, men and women spent a considerable amount of energy debating whether participation in their nation’s political process was their God-given right. As a result, many suffragists were compelled to spend decades of their adult lives re-negotiating their long standing gender roles in society in order to secure a place for future generations of women to have a voice over matters that directed their everyday lives and those of their families.

This digital exhibit showcases that century-long fight for women's suffrage in America. Thank you for visiting!

Curated by Jenifer Ishee, Assistant Professor, Digital Archivist, MSU Libraries

VOTES FOR WOMEN! A Centennial Celebration of the Women's Suffrage Movement in America