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League of Women Voters

Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters in 1920, six months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Organizing for Suffrage

Suffragist leaders learned activism in abolitionist circles, and they fought alongside abolitionists for equal rights for all people.
Photo Provided by the Library of Michigan

Victory!

In June 1919, Congress passed the 19th Amendment. Women of the suffrage movement worked tirelessly over the next year to win ratification of the necessary 36 of 48 states.
Photo Provided by National Women's History Museum

Race and Rights

African American women were not always welcome in suffragist circles. They formed their own social networks and clubs to aid the poor and provide education.

Suffering for Suffrage

After the 1913 Suffrage Parade, women regularly picketed the White House, but after the United States entered World
War I, the government was determined to root out any form of dissent, so the police began arresting suffragists who
picketed.

Additional Resources

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Did You Know?


Nina Allender, the official cartoonist of the National Women's Party, created more than 150 cartoons from 1914-1927. While challenging male depictions of suffragists in witty and provocative ways, the "Allender Girl" perpetuated the incorrect assumption that all suffragists were white and upper class, excluding women across the country doing vital suffrage work.