Rosie the Riveter "We Can Do It" poster
"We Can Do It!" by J. Howard Miller, was made as an inspirational image to boost worker morale.

Public Domain / J. Howard Miller

Before the Rosies

Women have long been champions for change and advancement in our history.

A purple and gold pendant with the words "Votes for Women" laying against a green background

The Children's Musuem of Indianapolis

The Fight for Women's Suffrage

On November 6, 1917, the state of New York granted women the right to vote in all municipal, state, and federal elections. Two years later, the ratification of the 19th Amendment guaranteed all American women the right to vote. These victories were won through hard-fought battles by generations of suffragists.

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