There were many Massachusetts suffragists who made a difference. Learn more about these extraordinary women.
WSCC has created a toolkit with ideas, resources, and historical information to help organizations and individuals commemorate the women’s suffrage centennial. Here are lists of women’s suffrage, women’s rights, and voting rights books, organized by category, including children’s books. Learn more about some of the remarkable suffragists from Massachusetts with this slideshow. The WSCC and […]
On February 24, 1919, a group of women were arrested, and most were imprisoned in Boston’s Charles Street Jail, for protesting President Wilson during his visit to the Massachusetts State House and at a parade in his honor.
Ida B. Wells 1862-1931 “I think Ida B. Wells should be remembered as an African-American woman who battled both racism and sexism at a time when it was extremely dangerous to speak out… She used her gift of writing, speaking and organizing to help shed light on injustice. She was extremely brave and held steadfast […]
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 […]
The year 2020 will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — enabling 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, the centennial of […]