Suffrage100MA Women's Suffrage Resources
Suffrage100MA has put together some resources for learning more about the women's suffrage movement.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment being added to the U.S. Constitution, Suffrage100MA has created a film. Click for more information on The Fight For Women’s Suffrage: Looking Back, Marching Forward!
Suffrage100MA has created a toolkit with ideas, resources, and historical information to help organizations and individuals commemorate the women’s suffrage centennial.
Here are book lists about women’s suffrage, women’s rights, and voting rights, organized by category, including children’s books.
Suffrage100MA and the Commonwealth Museum are partnering on The Suffrage Centennial Display Panel Project to present “Suffragist of the Month” display panels from August 2017 through August 2020, the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. By the completion of the project, all of the names listed on the panel, “Prominent Suffragists,” will be featured. Suggestions for additional names are always welcome. Please see the Commonwealth Museum’s website or the Suffrage Centennial Panel page on our website.
Put on a staged reading or performance of “I Want to Go to Jail,” an original play by Pamela Swing, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Dabanka, Brandeis undergraduate (photo on right), transports you back to February 1919, when women suffragists grappled with unexpected obstacles in their quest for the final vote needed to pass the suffrage amendment. The suffragists were arrested for picketing President Wilson at the State House in Boston, and served time in the Charles Street Jail. Go to https://iwanttogotojail.com/ for more information.
To celebrate the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail created the Road to the Vote: Boston Women’s Suffrage Trail tour as a testament to those of this historic city who played a part in the decades-long quest for equality at the ballot box. Explore the story and, using this map as your guide, discover the sites in Boston that helped put women in the “We the People” of the Constitution. The tour begins at the Massachusetts State House—where movement leaders are honored, and where picketing suffragists were arrested and jailed in 1919, and it ends at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, where suffragists studied, assembled, and planned. You’ll find sculptures of Lucy Stone and her daughter, Alice Stone Blackwell.
Also, be sure to visit Suffrage100MA’s Did You Know page to learn more about women’s suffrage.