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Websites

Indiana Suffrage 100 The Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial site.

American Bar Association or aba.com ‘’The ABA is partnering with organizations across the country, including the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission established by the U.S. Congress, to coordinate national efforts celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. There is a lot of information at this website.

Lets Rock the Cradle – Federal Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission—100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution! | Lets Rock The Cradle).

The Foghorn Express Ten Fascinating Facts About the Suffrage Movement – In Celebration of a Day Without a Woman.

www.womenshistory.org Site for the future National Women’s History Museum which will be built in Washington DC.

Library of Congress Songs of Women’s Suffrage The Library of Congress has a lot of information worth reading.

National Women’s History Alliance National Women’s History Project is also a super site with lots of information and items that can be purchased


NationalArchives.gov This site includes a resource guide and media ideas.

2020centennial.org The 2020 WVCI Toolkit is your first step in planning centennial events, memorials and conversations in your local community. Together, we will ensure that the stories of the women who changed herstory are shared and celebrated throughout the US in 2020.  The mission of the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI) is to serve as a central organizing and information-sharing entity for programs, projects, and activities that commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, educate the public on the legal and social advances resulting from the amendment, and stimulate dialogue to address the ongoing fight for women’s rights. 

Indiana Historical Society This link contains extensive archive information about the League of Women Voters of Indiana. This will give you Collection info and a historical sketch of LWV followed by a description of materials in each of the 120 boxes. That is followed by a list of the contents in each of those 120 boxes, including the folder number for each document. Some of those materials are available online. If you need to visit the library to look at any of the materials, they suggest you make a complete list by Box and Folder number before you go there. Once you arrive, you can fill out a request form and you can examine one folder at a time. It will take about 15 minutes for the librarian to locate the boxes, but if any of the items are in cold storage, you need to contact them a day ahead so they can thaw them out. In a search for Women’s Suffrage (separate from LWV history), we can look at a letter that was actually written by Susan B. Anthony – the original document. 

Films


Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (2005) Ken Burns directed this PBS documentary on two of the pioneering figures in the women’s rights movement.

One Woman, One Vote (1995) This PBS program documents the struggle which culminated in the passing of the 19th Amendment in the U.S. Senate by one vote. Witness the 70-year struggle for women’s suffrage and discover why the crusaders faced entrenched opposition from men and women who feared the women’s vote would ignite a social revolution. . (See excerpt on YouTube)

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2016)
A provocative, rousing and often humorous account of the birth of the modern women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations in the new millennium, direct from the women who lived it. (See trailer on YouTube)

Suffragette (2015)
In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end. (See excerpt on YouTube)

Iron Jawed Angels (2004) This made for tv movie depicts defiant young activists who put their lives at risk to win the right for women to vote. 

(Watch now on YouTube)

Books

For the Public Record: A Documentary History of the League of Women Voters Barbara Stuhler 2003.

The Myth of Seneca Falls Lisa Tetrault 2017. Seneca Falls is not the only place to start the story of women’s suffrage, but the stories of many activists were omitted in the writings of Armstrong and Stanton, specifically those of Lucy Stone and Julia Ward Howe.

The Concise History of Women’s Suffrage Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle 2005. A shorter version of the six volumes written by Stanton, Anthony and Gage. The original contained 5,000 pages of women’s suffrage documents, articles, speeches and convention programs.

All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question In African American Public Culture 1830-1900 Martha S. Jones 2007. A broader vision of African American women’s activism shows that voting rights were at the core of movements against slavery and for civil rights.

The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote Elaine Weiss 2011, Revised 2018. The final six weeks of the battle for ratification of the 19th Amendment in Tennessee, focusing on three women including Carrie Chapman Catt, the founder of LWV. A major TV event based on
this book is planned with Hillary Clinton as Executive Producer, directed by Steven Spielberg.

The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States Alexander Keyssar 2000, Revised 2009. A comprehensive history of the right to vote, putting suffrage into the larger context of voting rights. If we take a right for granted, we risk losing it.

Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote Susan Ware 2019.

African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 Rosalyn Terborg-Penn 1998. The definitive work on the contributions of black suffragists. 

Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement (Pivotal Moments in American History) Sally McMillen Reprint Edition 2009

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence Kate Clarke Lemay 2019. Highlights unrecognized activists in the history of women’s suffrage.

The Road to Seneca Falls Judith Wellman First Edition 2004. Documented account of the historic Seneca Falls convention in its contemporary context.

Mr. President: How Long Must We Wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote Tina Cassidy 2019 Little-known feminist heroine who brought to America the radical tactics of British suffragettes.

Art of Feminism: Images That Shaped the Fight for Equality Lucinda Gosling 2018. International survey of feminist art.




Podcasts

Night of TerrorPodcast Series I Turning Point Suffragist Memorial

Suffragists’ Night of Terror at the Occoquan Workhouse"  Stuff You Missed in History Class, Nov. 8, 2017.

The History Chicks Multiple suffrage-related episodes – search for names like Ida B Wells, Mary Church Terrell, and Fannie Lou Hammer.

Victoria Woodhull: Little Queen for PresidentStuff You Missed in History Class, March28 2011.















Click to search for “ Women’s Suffrage Movement” on YouTube’s hundreds of videos including Ted-Ed, original news reports, documentaries and histories.