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Women's Suffrage


The first women’s rights movement conventions began assembling in 1848. As the movement began to gain momentum, groups like the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA), and the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) formed.  In 1890, both groups merged to what is now known as the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). The NAWSA, along with many others, fought extensively to see women given the right to vote. On August 18 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified. In honor of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Florida State University has collected the resources below to encourage education and celebration of  the achievements in women’s history. 

Electronic Resources

Library of Congress: Women's Suffrage

National Park Service: Women's Suffrage

United States Senate: Women of the Senate

National Archives: Women's Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

National Geographic: 100 Years After Women's Suffrage and the Fight for Equality Still Isn't Over


United States House of Representatives: The Women's Right's Movement, 1848-1917



United States Census: Stats for Stories: 19th Amendment Ratified 100 Years Ago

United Nations: A Brief Survey of Women's Rights

National Women's History Museum: Suffragist Unite: National American Woman Association

Physical Resources

The Southern Problem Issued by the Southern States Women's Suffrage Conference

African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965

Citizenship its Rights and Duties- Women's Suffrage a Lecture

For the Freedom of Her Race: Black Women and Electoral Politics in Illinois, 1877-1932 

Front Pages, Front Lines: Media and the Fight for Women's Suffrage 

The New Woman in Alabama: Social Reforms, and Suffrage, 1890-1920

Feminism and the Servant Problem: Class and Domestic Labour in the Women's Suffrage Movement

100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women's Political Activism

No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement



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