19th Amendment Centennial Program
In 2020, for the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gained some women access to the vote, we will celebrate the advances for women that came about from the suffrage movement—and the key historical figures that led the movement. While the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was a significant step for women’s civil rights in our country, there were still many women who were discriminated against and denied equal rights.
At First Ladies National Historic Site, the stories of women’s history and political involvement run parallel to the stories of First Ladies of the United States. The idea of women being involved in government was so unheard of that there wasn’t even a title considered for the wife of the president until decades after the first one. Through this program, Girls Scouts are encouraged to think about their own role in the world they live in today because of advances made in the past. Participants that complete the program will receive a limited-edition commemorative patch.
Last updated: September 17, 2020