Women played a fundamental role in shaping American history, from pre-colonial times up to the present. But women were not always allowed to participate in civic life, yet we persisted. This website is dedicated to the places and people associated with women’s history and the struggle for civil rights.

Lady liberty carrying the touch of suffrage across a map of the US.

19th Amendment by State

Discover the role of the states in ratifying the 19th Amendment. Find out if your home state supported women's suffrage.

Black and white photo of a woman holding a sexton. Courtesy of NPS.

Women's History by Subject

Explore where women made history based on their passions and professions.

Last updated: August 23, 2018

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