Over one hundred years ago, beginning in January 1917, a group of suffragists organized by Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party became the first group ever to protest in front of the White House. Their goal was to convince President Woodrow Wilson to support publicly an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee a […]
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The year 2020 will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — guaranteeing the right of women to vote. The Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts is partnering with the Commonwealth Museum to present “Suffragist of the Month” display panels from August 2017 through August 2020, […]
Not long ago, Meryl Streep played Emmeline Pankhurst in a British historical film about women’s suffrage entitled Suffragette, directed by Sarah Gavron. While the 2015 film has wonderfully introduced women and men to the women’s suffrage movement, many still don’t realize that American women fighting for the vote, like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. […]
YW Boston, a WSCC Participating Entity, posted a quiz about women’s legal history in the United States – from who was the first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court to what Title IX covers. Take the quiz.