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100 Years of Women's Voting Rights: A Library Resource Round-Up

April 11, 2019
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100 Years of Women's Voting Rights
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August 2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of the woman’s suffrage movement. Is your library celebrating?

 

August 18, 1920, marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote. To help your library commemorate the occasion, Programming Librarian has assembled the following resources, news articles, films and more.

Do you have any other resources that are not listed below? Please share them in the comments or email us at programminglibrarian@ala.org

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Woman’s Suffrage,” Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Harvard University

“Women’s Suffrage Teacher’s Guide,” Library of Congress

“Women’s Suffrage Movement: Resources for Suffrage,” Standish Library, Siena College, Loudonville (N.Y.)

“2020 Women’s Vote Centennial,” Women’s Centennial Initiative Toolkit and Classroom Resources 

“Women’s Suffrage Movement: Movies and Videos,” Montana State University Billings (Mont.) Library

“Voting Rights for Women: Pro- and Anti-Suffrage,” National Endowment for the Humanities, lesson plan

“National Portrait Gallery: Women’s Suffrage,” Smithsonian Institution

Teaching Tolerance: Women’s Suffrage,” Teaching Tolerance, lesson plan

News

“When the Suffrage Movement Sold Out to White Supremacy” New York Times, Feb. 2, 2019 

“Women’s History Month: Inspirational Book and Program Pairings,” Programming Librarian, Feb. 8, 2016

“(At Least) 18 More Women’s History Month Programming Ideas” American Libraries, Feb. 21, 2017

Women’s History Month,” American Libraries, archives

“What Activists Today Can Learn from the Women’s Suffrage Movement,” Washington Post, March 8, 2019

“Yearlong Initiative to Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage,” News and Tribune, March 28, 2019

The Original Women’s March on Washington and the Suffragists Who Paved the Way,” Smithsonian.com, Jan. 21, 2017

Films

"Not For Ourselves Alone," Ken Burns, 1999

"Iron Jawed Angels," Katja von Garnier, 2004

Webinars

The Woman Suffrage Movement in the US,” NHC Education Programs, June 13, 2014 

Further Reading

“Woman Suffrage Timeline,” National Women’s History Museum, Alexandria (Va.)

“Women’s Suffrage, the Civil War, and Voting” The History Channel

“Celebrate Women’s Suffrage, but Don’t Whitewash the Movement’s Racism,” ACLU blog, Aug. 24, 2018

 

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 08:45
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