19th Amendment

Women in America fought for suffrage – the right to vote – for over a century. Organized efforts to demand the vote began in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention in New York. Organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, the convention started the women’s suffrage movement. While women were not always united in their goals, the efforts of women like Ida B. Wells and Alice Paul led to the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

Five African American women posed for a photo,

The Struggle for Suffrage

Discover the stories of women who fought for suffrage and other rights, from 1848 up to the mid - twentieth century.

Different scenes of black life after passage of 15th amendment. Courtesy Library of Congress.

Suffrage in America

Discover the connection between the 15th and 19th amendments and how they impact your right to vote!

Sculpture of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott, USCapitol, CC0

The Early Suffrage Movement

When a small group of women gathered in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848, they galvanized a movement for women's suffrage.

Last updated: February 19, 2019

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