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.
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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 […]
2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — establishing the right to vote for women citizens (though discriminatory laws would continue to prohibit many women of color from voting until the Voting Rights Act of 1965). Suffrage100MA partnered with the Commonwealth Museum to present “Suffragist of […]
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 Suffrage100MA Partner, 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.