Discovery Set: Woman Suffrage

Woman suffrage, or the legal right of women to vote, was the result of a movement which began in the 1840s. Women's right to vote was established first in various states and localities, sometimes on a limited basis, and then nationally in 1920. The Nineteenth Amendment, which prohibits states and the federal government from restricting voting on the basis of sex, was ratified by a thirty-sixth state (Tennessee) on August 18, 1920.  Once that final necessary ratification was certified as correct on August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment became official U. S. law. 

For further reading:

Suffrage, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Women’s Suffrage: The Movement, Social Welfare History Project

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12,1850 – October 26, 1902):  Activist, Reformer, Author and Leader of the Woman Suffrage Movement, Social Welfare History Project

Frederick Douglass on Woman Suffrage: 1888, Social Welfare History Project 

American Women Who Were Anti-Suffragettes, NPR History Department (October 22, 2015) 

Terborg-Penn, R. (1998). African American women in the struggle for the vote, 1850-1920. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press 

Harley, S. African American Women and the Nineteenth Amendment, National Park Service

Discovery Set: Woman Suffrage