Did You Know?: Women's History

Did You Know? highlights various people, places, and events in American history and across the National Park Service. Explore little known facts about women's history, including information about influential figures and women's suffrage.

Cartoon of a woman at the top of a stairway reaching

Suffragist vs. Suffragette

Did you know there is a difference between a suffragist and a suffragette?

Suffrage envoys from San Francisco (1915), greeted by NJ suffragists-Library of Congress.

Voting Before the 15th & 19th Amendments

Did You Know that women and African Americans could vote in New Jersey before the 15th and 19th Amendments?

Mary Ann Shadd Cary and her house, Cary photo- National Archives of Canada, house photo- Katie Orr

Did You Know: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Did You Know that Mary Ann Shadd Cary was the first Black woman publisher in North America and that she fought for women's suffrage?

Queen Liliuokalani. Photo circa 1891 by James J. Williams (Honolulu Star-bulletin. Nov 12, 1917) CC0

Did You Know: Queen Liliuokalani

Did You Know that 'Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawai'i is the only royal palace in the US and that Queen Lili'uokala was held prisoner there?