Location:Visitor Center Theater
Dates & Times
Type of Event
About 1 hour
Many Americans remember the women who led the successful movement for voting rights in the 20th century, culminating with the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Far less known, however, are the women who started this movement in the 19th century and encountered many setbacks in the fight for equal rights. In this 40-minute program, Park Ranger Nick Sacco will highlight the Women's Rights Movement after the Civil War. He will look at numerous figures such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Virginia Minor, and Frederick Douglass, exploring the ways these dynamic thinkers fought for--and argued with each other about--an enhanced role for women in 19th century America.