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The Women’s Suffrage Movement

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In celebration of Women's Equality Day, enjoy this presentation on the history of women's right to vote in the United States!

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The Women’s Suffrage Movement

  1. 1. THE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT
  2. 2. “ ” THE SPEEDY SUCCESS OF OUR CAUSE DEPENDS UPON THE ZEALOUS AND UNTIRING EFFORTS OF BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, FOR THE OVERTHROW OF THE MONOPOLY OF THE PULPIT, AND FOR THE SECURING TO WOMAN AN EQUAL PARTICIPATION WITH MEN IN THE VARIOUS TRADES, PROFESSIONS AND COMMERCE. The Declaration of Rights and Sentiments, Seneca Falls, 1848 The Seneca Falls Convention planted the first seeds for women’s suffrage
  3. 3. A VINTAGE POSTCARD FEATURING A MAN AND WOMAN EXCHANGING QUIPS ABOUT WOMEN’S RIGHTS, CIRCA 1910 Source: Getty Images
  4. 4. MEN LOOKING AT MATERIAL POSTED IN THE WINDOW OF THE NATIONAL ANTI- SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS, CIRCA 1911 Source: Library of Congress
  5. 5. REPRESENTATIVES EDWIN WEBB AND STANLEY BOWDLE, CONGRESSMEN WHO STRUCK DOWN THE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT IN 1915 Source: Library of Congress
  6. 6. MANY WESTERN STATES WERE THE FIRST TO GIVE WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE
  7. 7. CROWD OF WOMEN REGISTERING FOR JURY DUTY AFTER GAINING THE RIGHT TO VOTE, PORTLAND OREGON, 1912 Source: Wikimedia Commons
  8. 8. A SUFFRAGE PARADE IN NEW YORK CITY IN 1912 Source: Library of Congress
  9. 9. NATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION PARADE, CIRCA 1912-1918 Source: New York Public Library
  10. 10. A SUFFRAGIST, “MRS. SUFFERN,” HOLDS A SIGN FOR HER CAUSE, 1914 Source: Library of Congress
  11. 11. PENNANT USED BY SUFFRAGISTS
  12. 12. “YOU ASK US TO WALK WITH YOU, DANCE WITH YOU, MARRY YOU. WHY DON’T YOU ASK US TO VOTE WITH YOU?” NOV. 2 1915 Source: New York Public Library
  13. 13. MRS. W.L. PRENDERGAST, MRS. W.L. COLT, DORIS STEVENS, AND ALICE PAUL CIRCA 1910- 1915 Source: Library of Congress
  14. 14. SUFFRAGIST HARRIOT STANTON BLATCH SPEAKING TO A LARGE CROWD OF MEN ON WALL STREET IN NEW YORK CITY, CIRCA 1915-1920 Source: Library of Congress
  15. 15. NATIONAL WOMAN'S PARTY SUFFRAGIST PUBLISHING OFFICE 1916 Source: Harris & Ewing, Wikimedia Commons
  16. 16. WOMAN SUFFRAGE HEADQUARTERS IN CLEVELAND, OHIO Source: Library of Congress
  17. 17. SUFFRAGISTS MARCH IN OCTOBER 1917, DISPLAYING PLACARDS CONTAINING THE SIGNATURES OF OVER ONE MILLION NEW YORK WOMEN DEMANDING TO VOTE. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  18. 18. THREE SUFFRAGISTS CASTING VOTES IN NEW YORK CITY, CIRCA 1917 Source: Library of Congress New York was the first Eastern state to give women suffrage, on Nov. 6th 1917
  19. 19. NATIONAL WOMEN’S PARTY PROTEST BANNER, 1917 Source: Courtesy The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
  20. 20. WOMEN PARTICIPATING IN A PICKET LINE AT THE WHITE HOUSE, NOV. 10 1917 Source: Library of Congress
  21. 21. WOMEN PICKETING IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE Source: Library of Congress
  22. 22. Source: Library of Congress Picketers left to right: • Mrs. Catherine Martinette, Eagle Grove, Iowa. • Mrs. William Kent, Kentfield, California. • Miss Mary Bartlett Dixon, Easton, Md. • Mrs. C.T. Robertson, Salt Lake City, Utah. • Miss Cora Week, New York City. • Miss Amy Juengling, Buffalo, N.Y. • Miss Hattie Kruger, Buffalo, N.Y. • Miss Belle Sheinberg, N.Y.C. • Miss Julia Emory, Baltimore, Md.
  23. 23. LEFT: OLDEST PICKETER, MARY NOLAN AND YOUNGEST PICKETER, MATILDA YOUNG (INSET) RIGHT: LUCY BURNS IN THE OCCOQUAN WORK HOUSE Source: Library of CongressSource: Jailed for Freedom, Doris Stevens
  24. 24. WOMEN LEAVING THE OCCOQUAN WORKHOUSE AFTER BEING JAILED FOR PROTESTING AND SUBJECTED TO HORRIBLE CONDITIONS TOP: ELIZABETH KALB ON A STRETCHER CENTER: KATE HEFFELFINGER BROUGHT TO HEADQUARTERS BY JAIL ATTENDANT BOTTOM: DORA LEWIS BEING ASSISTED FROM AMBULANCE Source: Jailed for Freedom, Doris Stevens
  25. 25. WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE BY STATE AT THE TIME OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT Source: Library of Virginia
  26. 26. RATIFICATION OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT AUGUST 26, 1920 Source: Library of Congress

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