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.
Also, be sure to visit Suffrage100MA’s Did You Know page to learn more about women’s suffrage.