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Extending the Women’s Suffrage Centennial through 2021
       What’s Happening       Statues & Memorials   Equality Day Resolution
          Black Suffragists   2021 Honorees      Women’s History Forum

              Women’s History Resource Catalog Inside
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A Timely & Compelling History

I    MARCHED in my first feminist
    demonstration on the historically
    significant date of August 26, 1970 –
the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of
the Nineteenth Amendment – as a col-
                                              “Why haven’t I heard
                                             this history before?” was
                                             a refrain I encountered
                                                                                          movement is an important part of that
                                                                                              Even without the disruptions caused
                                                                                          by the pandemic, extending the com-
                                                                                          memoration of the centennial of the
lege student newly awakened to the           time and again.                              Nineteenth Amendment into 2021 and
powerful ideas of modern feminism and                                                     beyond makes sense. The questions and
the excitement of women’s history. Suf-                                                   lessons this history raises don’t have an
                                             ham Clinton at the White House also
frage has been part of my life ever since.                                                expiration date. They remain timely and
                                             created a political climate where ques-
Probably earlier than most, I fixed my                                                    compelling. I very much look forward
                                             tions of feminism, women’s political
                                                                                          to joining with the National Women’s
                                             activism, and voting rights were very
                                                                                          History Alliance to keep this conversa-
                                             much front and center. It was not hard to
                                                                                          tion going.
                                             get audiences to draw parallels between
                                             the suffrage struggle and contemporary       Susan Ware is the Honorary Women’s Suf-
                                             movements for social change.                 frage Centennial Historian at Radcliffe’s
                                                                                          Schlesinger Library. She is the editor of the
                                             An Ongoing Struggle                          Library of America anthology American
                                                                                          Women’s Suffrage: Voices from the Long
                                             As a historian I was privileged to be part   Struggle for the Vote, 1776-1965 (2020).
                                             of many of these events. During my time
                                             on the suffrage hustings, I was able to
Suffragists march in Washington D.C. on
                                             share with audiences the powerful stories      WOMEN’S HISTORY
March 3, 1913.
                                             of those women – and men – who were            March 2021 Number 1
                                             part of the long fight to win the right to
                                                                                            Published by the National
eye on the upcoming centennial in 2020,      vote. “Why haven’t I heard this history        Women’s History Alliance
hoping to be part of a larger national       before?” was a refrain I encountered           © 2021 NWHA
conversation about questions of citizen-     time and again.                                All rights reserved.
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ship, gender, and voting. Things didn’t
work out quite as I had expected.                                                           Editors: Molly Murphy MacGregor,
                                                                                            Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr.
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Feminism Front and Center                                                                   Promotion, Robert Cooney Graphic Design
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First, the election of Donald Trump in                                                      writers, artists and photographers.
2016 robbed feminists of the chance to
celebrate the centennial of the Nine-                                                       National Women’s History Alliance
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event. Nevertheless, we persisted.           on January 21, 2017.
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Around the country there was a robust                                                       ping through the NWHA online store:
agenda of virtual events, symposia, and         I was also able to point out how in-         www.nwha1980.org.
commemoration that allowed the public        complete the legacy of the Nineteenth
at large to engage in the vital historical   Amendment was, especially for African          Cover photograph: STAND, A monument
                                             American women and other women of              celebrating the 100th anniversary of the
questions raised by the long suffrage                                                       passage of the 19th Amendment
struggle and make connections to our         color, an equally important takeaway           Artist: © Barbara Grygutis 2020
contemporary political landscape.            point. I would always conclude my talks        Computer render by Katie McCann
    Ironically the very election of Donald   by pointing out that feminism is an on-        Commissioned by Breaking the Bronze
Trump that deprived us of the chance to      going struggle and it will always be nec-      Ceiling, Lexington, Kentucky
celebrate with President Hillary Rod-        essary. And the women’s suffrage
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Celebrating Women’s History
Throughout 2021
2021 is a year full of hope and promise that offers us an
extended opportunity to celebrate what women accom-
plished one hundred years ago and ever since. When the
pandemic hit in March 2020, many plans for celebrating
the women’s suffrage centennial - exhibits, performances
and events of every kind - had to be cancelled, often after
years of preparation. Now, to make up for lost time, many
groups have extended suffrage celebrations through 2021.

A Year to be Proud of

2020 was a very difficult year and yet a year to be proud                   Image courtesy of Bria Goeller and WTF America-Good Trubble.

of. Despite the impact of the pandemic, Americans              Vice-President Kamala Harris walking with the
                                                               shadow of Ruby Bridges, who integrated a New
throughout the country paid tribute to the dedicated suffra-   Orleans elementary school in 1960.
gists who won Votes for Women 100 years ago. By the
end of the year, there had not only been thousands of both
live and virtual centennial events but also the election of
the first woman as Vice-President of the United States.          A Timely and Compelling
Women’s history, a central part of American history, was         History, Susan Ware                                        2
written before our eyes.                                         Plan a Parade                                              4
   Throughout the year, the National Women’s History
Alliance played an important role. We supported the Rose         2021 Highlights                                            5
Parade centennial float, serving as fiscal sponsor for that      Women’s Equality Week                                   10
and for the Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative. We con-          2021 Valiant Women of
vened a National Networking Conference in January and            the Vote Honorees                                       12
published “Women Win the Vote,” our third gazette aimed
at building interest in the centennial.                          NWHA 2021 Partners                                      15
                                                                 Women Who Refused
Heralding Women’s Achievements                                   to be Silenced                                          17

The Alliance also created lists of state groups, catalogs of     WOMENS HISTORY FORUM
centennial merchandise and updates on events throughout
                                                                 The Fruits of Our
the country. These efforts supported established and new
                                                                 Democracy, Krysta Jones                                 19
groups, artists and many other individuals and helped keep
the suffrage centennial visible in a difficult time.             The Challenge of Telling
   Now we plan a year heralding women’s achievements             Complex History,
today as well as 100 years ago. This year's theme, Valiant       Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr.                                20
Women of the Vote - Refusing to Be Silenced, emphasizes          The Shaming Must Stop,
the resilience of multicultural women working for the vote       Myriam Miedzian                                         21
both in the suffrage movement and later. Women’s largely         Black Women Marched in
unheralded accomplishments are what the NWHA has cel-            The 1913 Parade,
ebrated for 40 years.                                            Martha S. Jones                                         23
   Women’s history is something happening today, a cur-
rent and ongoing source of inspiration and power. It is an
                                                                 Statues and Memorials                                   24
overlooked part of our national history that has a chance to
come forward now and shine as never before.                     Women’s History Resources
                                                                 Catalog                                                 27
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                                         MAKE WOMEN’S LIVES VISIBLE IN 2021

                    Plan or Join a Parade

                      The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Float in the Pasadena Rose Parade, January 1, 2020

    F WE ARE LUCKY ENOUGH           millions watched the Rose              dressed in white in rows of       theme of hope.
      to have 4th of July           Parade on January 1, 2020,             ten.                                 Alice Paul organized a
      Parades in 2021, please       as the float that launched the             On the float were the        parade for suffrage through
join one and bring the spirit       Centennial celebration of              descendants of suffragists       Washington D.C. on March
of the suffrage movement to a       women in the United States             including Elizabeth Cady         3, 1913, one day before the
larger crowd. If not the 4th of     winning the right to vote              Stanton, Ida B. Wells and        inauguration of President
July then on August 26th            came into view. The crowds             Frederick Douglass. The          Woodrow Wilson. The
have your own hometown              cheered as Years of Hope,              magnificent, flower covered      parade hosted 8,000 partici-
parade in honor of the 101st        Years of Courage – the                 float was over 50 feet long      pants, nine marching bands,
                                                                                                                      20 floats, and a
anniversary of women              1913 Suffrage Parade, Washington, D.C.
                                                                                                                      performance in
in the United States
                                                                                                                      front of the
winning the vote. Once                                                                                                Treasury Building.
it is safe, let’s bring                                                                                                   This Sonoma
the celebratory spirit                                                                                                County, California,
of women’s history to                                                                                                 parade (left) on
our communities by                                                                                                    March 10, 1979.
decorating cars and dressing        Women’s Suffrage                       and featured a 20-foot tall      helped launch what would
as suffragist or other women        Centennial Rose Parade Float           Statue of Liberty covered in     become the National
in history. Maybe the local         – began the 5½ mile route.             eucalyptus leaves.               Women’s History Project/
high school marching band           Right behind the float was                The vibrant, colorful float   Alliance. It was a county-
would like to participate.          a contingent of 100                    won the Theme Award for          wide event which included a
     Throughout the world,          contemporary suffragist all            best representing the parade’s   local junior high school band.
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Members of Long Beach Suffrage 100 launched their centennial effort on August 24, 2019, under artist Dina Saadi's vibrant mural that
reflects both the boldness and serious purpose that marked centennial celebrations throughout the country. Photo by Jose Cordon.


 An Extended Celebration of Votes for Women
  Free Women’s Suffrage
  Centennial Resources
  The National Women’s History
                                       W          E ARE EXCITED to
                                                  have an additional
                                                  year to celebrate
                                       the Women’s Suffrage
                                                                                                         celebrations. The record set-
                                                                                                         ting parachute jump attempt
                                                                                                         is now set for Fall 2021
                                                                                                         (brokenrecords.world). The
  Alliance published “Women            Centennial, which features                                        Centennial Motorcycle Ride
  Win the Vote” in 2020 as well        many events and celebrations                                      to Washington D.C. has also
  as several updates and catalogs      that had to be postponed last                                     been rescheduled for July 31-
  to prepare for and popularize        year. While there were                                            August 20, 2021
  the women’s suffrage centenni-       wonderful live events that did                                    (centennialride.com).
  al. Each publication is full of      happen in 2020, including the                                          A number of ambitious
  news, articles, links to resources
                                       Rose Parade Float and the                                         suffrage-related efforts are
  and more, and is available on
  our homepage under the tab           Central Park statue unveiling,                                    still in the works, including
  Centennial Events (national          many plans and projects had                                       the television series based on
  womenshistoryalliance.org).          to be cancelled or delayed.                                       Elaine Weiss’ book, “The
  The list of groups organized for     Many have now been               Project 19 Skydivers.            Woman’s Hour,” lighting up
  the centennial in each state is in   rescheduled but check ahead                                       Mt. Rushmore with women’s
  the Centennial Update, August-       to confirm.                      record. With colorful flags      images (lookuptoher.com),
  16-22 pdf and in the Gift Idea           Women skydivers still        and flares, Project 19 jumpers   and Shaina Taub’s Broadway
  Catalog.                             plan to jump for a Guiness       were a dramatic presence at      musical, The Suffragists.
                                                                        several centennial               However, once discovered.
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 women’s history isn’t going       Rights Amendment and ideas        place historical markers out-    and the Right to Vote” on
 away, so there should be          are aready being discussed.       side suffrage sites, shares      their 2021 calendar. In
 plenty of time for these              Here are a few examples       women’s history on social        Michigan, the Greater Grand
 creations as well as many         and highlights of plans for the   media, and has big plans for     Rapids Women’s History
 others.                           year, particularly from many      the year.                        Council (ggrwhc.org) offers a
     There were centennial         state suffrage centennial             The Maryland Women’s         fine Digital History Exhibit
 exhibits, often multiple ones,    groups. Each of the websites      Heritage Center in Baltimore     on suffrage in the state and a
 in nearly every state and most    referenced offers a wealth of     has a new home (mdwomens         new “Women Who Ran”
 went online as much as            resources, attractions, links     heritagecenter.org) as well as   electoral history of 47 women
 possible. You can still view      and new information; many         a vibrant website with down-     who ran for public office in
 many. Museums, libraries,         have short films, slide shows,    loadable panels celebrating      Grand Rapids between 1887
                                                                     “Valiant Maryland Women,”        and 1920.
                                                                     a traveling suffrage exhibit         Arkansas Heritage
                                                                     and more. The Center opened      (arkansasheritage.com) is
                                                                     the year with a panel on “The    featuring their series “Sand-
                                                                     Next 100 Years: Continuing       wiching in History,” virtual
                                                                     the Work of Our Maryland         noon-time tours of significant
                                                                     Foremothers.” There’s also a     state sites, and a series of
                                                                                                      “Suffrage in Sixty Seconds”
                                                                                                      radio spots. Florida’s Cen-
                                                                                                      tennial Commission’s website
                                                                                                      offers “Suffrage Tea Time,”
                                                                                                      a virtual monthly series of
                                                                                                      informative interviews,
                                                                                                      lectures, and discussions
                                                                                                          North Carolina
                                                                                                      (ncder.gov) has an education-
                                                                                                      al online interactive exhibit,
                                                                     Unveiling a new display panel    “She Changed the World:
                                                                     on activists in Massachusetts.   North Carolina Women
                                                                                                      Breaking Barriers,” and other
                                                                     new Maryland Museum of           suffrage resources. The Mu-
                                                                     Women’s History in Centre-       seum of the American Revo-
 “Fight for the Right: 100 Years of Women Voting” Exhibit at
 the Museum of California in Sacramento.
                                                                     ville whose first exhibit was    lution (amrevmuseum.org)
                                                                     “Enslavement to Emancipa-        in Philadelphia is having a
                                   videos, calendars and news-       tion: Voices Not Heard,”         virtual exhibit to April 25,
 historical societies and state
                                   letters to keep you informed.     (marylandmuseumofwomens          2021, “When Women Lost
 government all paid tribute to
                                   They are all worth exploring.     history.org).                    the Vote: A Revolutionary
 women’s achievement. Since
                                   See the Free Centennial Re-           Tennessee’s group            Story, 1776-1807.”
 the suffrage movement was
                                   sources box (page 5) for a list   (tnwoman100) has an ongo-            In Iowa, there are plans
 based in the states, this fresh
                                   of state centennial sites.        ing Commemoration at the         for an original musical, The
 attention uncovered new
                                                                     Parthenon and the exhibit        Suffragist, July 16-18 in Ce-
 information, forgotten local
                                                                     “Ratified! Tennessee Women       dar Falls, postponed from last
 leaders, and a largely            Celebrations in
 unknown part of our national      the States
      Recoginizing the             Centennial activists in
 centennial in 2021 as well as     Massachusetts (suffrage
 2020 increases our chances of     100MA.org) just launched
 engaging the public and pays      their “1000 Classrooms Initi-
 fitting tribute to these women    ative” to identify teachers
 and what they accomplished.       who will screen and discuss
 Events and celebrations of        their new educational film,
 women’s political involve-        The Fight for Women’s Suf-
 ment will continue through        frage: Looking Back, March-
 this year and beyond. 2023 is     ing Forward, which high-
 the centennial of the intro-      lights overlooked women of
 duction of the Equal              color. The group maintains a      Women’s basketball coaches and players on teams at several
                                   fine website, continues to        Iowa universities commemorated the 19th Amendment.
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                                                                                                       (womenvote100.org). A
                                                                                                       Legacy video, Reflecting on
                                                                                                       the Suffrage Centennial, and
                                                                                                       an Agency Report highlight
                                                                                                       creative projects throughout
                                                                                                       the country.
                                                                                                           The National Park Service
                                                                                                       ory/19th-amendment) has a
                                                                                                       series of very informative
                                                                                                       suffrage articles by scholars
                                                                                                       plus the collection of essays
                                                                                                       from the Centennial Commis-
                                                                                                       sion, “On Their Shoulders:
Vision2020 celebrated the centennial with a SHE Leads Road Rally, a motorcade from                     The Radical Stories of Wom-
Philadelphia to Seneca Falls and back in October.                                                      en’s Fight for the Vote.” The
                                                                                                       National Portrait Gallery also
year (suffragistmusical.com).     fragists, free panel exhibits,                                       offers a set of ten download-
Iowa’s 19th Amendment             collages and more.                                                   able “A Portrait of Persis-
Centennial group, whose               Rhode Island                                                     tence” thematic posters with
motto is “Hard Won, Not           (shallnotbedenied.org) is                                            an exhibition handbook and
Done,” had to suspend in-         helping Girl Scouts earn a                                           user guide, (sites.si.edu/s
person events, but online,        19th Amendment Centennial                                            /topic/0TO1Q000000cZgKW
they offer a fascinating varie-   Patch through July and is also                                       AU/votes-for-women-a-
ty of learning resources in-      hosting an Archiving                                                 portrait-of-persistence).
cluding a curriculum de-                                                                               There’s also “Suffrage at 100:
signed for Grades 9-12 based                                         Girl Scouts in Elk River, Min-    A Visual History” from the
on Iowa Social Studies                                               nesota, received the mayor’s      New York Times
Standards. They also have                                            centennial Women’s Equality       (www.nytimes.com/interactiv
two suffrage wagon replicas                                          Day proclamation in August.       e/2020).
they loan out,                                                                                             The League of Women
(19thamendment-                                                      Thinking Nationally               Voters (lwv.org), which grew
centennial.org).                                                                                       directly out of the suffrage
                                                                     The national grassroots or-
Profiles and                                                         ganization, 2020 Women’s
New Curriculum                                                       Vote Centennial Initiative
                                                                     (2020Centennial.org), will
Utah’s accomplished centen-       Workshop. The website has          continue to offer its expan-
nial group “Better Days           great links, a timeline and        sive website and calendar of
2020” (betterdays2020.com)        other educational materials.       events. Also, check Vision
has developed suffrage cur-           Kentucky (Kentucky             2020 (drexel.edu/vsion2020)
                                  womansuffrageproject.org)                                            movement, is one consistent
riculum for elementary                                               and the National Women’s
                                  offers profiles of state suffra-                                     contact in every state. Over
schools tied to the Utah Core                                        History Alliance for events,
                                  gists, videos, teaching re-                                          700 chapters stay active as
                                                                     information and support.
                                  sources, a Student Activity                                          reliable sources for news and
                                                                         Many national and gov-
                                  book and more. An inspired                                           events. One new effort to
                                                                     ernmental organizations offer
                                  site for educators teaching                                          involve young women is The
                                                                     special suffrage resources,
                                  engaged civics is What Is a                                          Voter Girl Project.
                                                                     like the Library of Congress,
                                  Vote Worth?                                                              The Alice Paul Institute in
                                                                     the Schlesinger Library, and
                                  (whatisavoteworth.org).                                              New Jersey (alicepaul.org),
                                                                     the National Organization for
                                      The wealth of new re-                                            which has just added a series
                                                                     Women, which has a poster
State Standards. They also        sources is astonishing. New                                          of educational videos on its
                                                                     set of 100 voting rights activ-
offer an impressive educa-        research and original source                                         Youtube channel, has agreed
                                                                     ists (now.org/sisters-of-
tional site (UtahWomens His-      material will be indispensible                                       to officially preserve the leg-
tory.org).                        in writing the full story of the                                     acy of the historic National
                                                                         The federally funded
    The Washington state          national drive for Votes for                                         Woman’s Party, co-founded
                                                                     Women’s Suffrage Centenni-
group (Suffrage100WA) now         Women and the importance                                             by Alice Paul. The API has
                                                                     al Commission ceased opera-
offers 57 biographical            of suffragists in each state.                                        received the right to use the
                                                                     tion in December but left a
sketches of Washington suf-                                                                            NWP name for future pro-
                                                                     record of events along with
                                                                                                       grams, some possibly in
                                                                     an archived website
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 grams, some possibly in                                                                                Elaine Weiss and Hillary
 Washington D.C. The                                                                                    Clinton, on youtube.com.
 Library of Congress and the                                                                                 The Suffragists, a musical
 National Park Service already                                                                          by Shaina Taub, is discussed
 received NWP collections.                                                                              and two songs are performed
                                                                                                        in a NY Times special on
 New Films on                                                                                           youtube.com.
                                                                                                             The Battle for the Ballot,
 Women’s Suffrage
                                                                                                        composer Stacy Garrop’s 16-
 Several states, like Tennes-                                                                           minute symphonic work fea-
 see, produced their own cen-                                                                           tures quotes from American
 tennial films or worked with                                                                           suffragists plus an interview,
 local filmmakers to create                                                                             cabrillomusic.org/2020-
                                     The White House was lit up in suffrage colors for Equality Day.    season.
 programs like the Iowa PBS
 film, Carrie Chapman Catt:                                                                                  A Suffrage Centennial
                                         Finding Justice: The Un-           “Unceasing Militant: The    Playlist of 90 rousing songs
 Warrior for Women.
                                     told Story of Women’s Fight        Life of Mary Church Terrell,”   assembled by Joyce Rouse,
                                     for the Vote is a 19-minute        a new biography by Alison       earthmama.org/her-story.
                                     documentary just produced          M. Parker,                           American Journalism’s
                                     by the Justice Bell Founda-             “An Unfinished Revolu-     Suffrage and the Media
                                     tion in Pennsylvania. They         tion: Edna Buckman Kearns       website offers links to books,
                                     also funded a Justice Bell         and the Struggle for Wom-       articles, film clips, interviews
                                     replica as a public art project    en’s Rights,” a finely-tuned    and much more, suffrageand
                                     (justicebell.org).                 and delightful family memoir,   themedia.org
                                         The 19th Amendment: A          with photographs, by grand-          She Resisted: Strategies of
                                     Woman’s Right to Vote is the       daughter and long-time          Suffrage, an interactive presen-
                                     Annenberg Center’s award-          activist Marguerite Kearns.     tation with great visuals, relat-
                                     winning video (Annenberg                                           ed to The Vote PBS Special,
                                     publicpolicycenter.org).                                           www.pbs.org/wgbh/american
                                     Recent &                                                           resisted.
                                                                                                             UNLADYLIKE2020 has
                                     Upcoming Books
                                                                                                        films profiling diverse and
     Without a Whisper —                                                                                little-known American
 Konnon:Kwe is a new docu-           Look for new books through-
                                                                                                        women from the early 20th
 mentary film by Katsitsionni        out the year, including these
                                                                                                        century and today who follow
 Fox on how Indigenous               recent and upcoming titles:
                                                                                                        in their footsteps. Visit their
 women influenced early suf-         “A Vote for Women,” a beau-
                                                                                                        resource-rich website,
 fragists in their fight for free-   tifully illustrated coffee table
 dom and equality, featuring         book produced by St. James
                                                                                                             The Crisis: A Record of
 Mohawk Bear Clan Mother             House in London with the
                                                                                                        Darker Races, founded by
 Louise Herne and professor          Women Vote Centennial Ini-
                                                                                                        W.E.B. DuBois in 1910,
 Sally Roesch Wagner                 tiative,
                                                                                                        was the magazine of the
 (withoutawhisperfilm.com).              “One Woman, One Vote,”
                                                                        New York suffragist and jour-   newly-formed NAACP, now
     Into Light is a dramatic        an expanded second edition         nalist Edna Buckman Kearns.     digitized – go to the source,
 13-minute film, now stream-         with incisive essays by a mul-
 ing on Amazon Prime, featur-        titude of scholars,                   New state books include           Women and Social
 ing a powerful portrayal by             “We Demand: The Suf-           “Pioneering the Vote: The       Movements has generated
 Amy Walker of suffragist            frage Road Trip,” Anne Gass’       Untold Story of Suffragists     hundreds of profiles and
 Inez Milholland’s last speech       fictionalized version of Sara      in Utah and the West” by        writings of both White and
 in Los Angeles (intolight           Bard Field’s cross-country         Neylan McBaine and “A           Black suffragists at docu-
 official.com). Los Angeles-         journey as seen by the unher-      Simple Justice: Kentucky        ments.alexanderstreet.com/
 based Wild West Women,              alded Swedish women who            Women Fight for the Vote”       VOTESforWOMEN
 who made the inspiring doc-         drove her,                         by Melanie Beals Goan.               WEAR Organization
 umentary, Inez Milholland ~             “Bohemians West: Free
                                                                                                        works to increase recognition
 Forward into Light, continues       Love, Family, and Radicals in      A Few Favorites                 of women’s history in middle
 to present films and lead dis-      Twentieth Century America,”
                                                                                                        and high schools in Fairfax
 cussions about historical           Sherry L. Smith’s portrait of      Women’s Fight for the Vote      County, Virginia
 women (wildwest                     western suffragist Sara Bard       Centennial talk with author     (w-e-a-r.org).
 women.org).                         Field and poet CES Wood,
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In hats and suits, resolute members of the Men’s League for Woman Suffrage march up Fifth Avenue during the May 2, 1913 suffrage parade in New York City.

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                          Women’s Equality Week
On August 18, 1920, the Votes for Women Amendment was ratified by the state of Tennessee, the last state
needed for ratification. Certified on August 26, 1920, it became the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
In 1973 Congress recognized the important historic event by designating August 26th as “Women’s Equality
Day.” In 2021, we want to expand Women’s Equality Day to Women’s Equality Week from the day of ratifica-
tion day - August 18th to the day of certification day - August 26, culminating the week by having Women’s
Equality Day, August 26th recognized as a national holiday. Please join us.

                    It’s Time to Update the National Calendar
This is a Call to Action to recognize Equality Day,            civic and nonprofit bodies, city and county boards and
August 26, as a national holiday.                              state legislatures to celebrate Women’s Equality Day an-
   We are entering a new chapter in American history, 100      nually and to officially adopt this Resolution to make it
years after passage of the 19th Amendment, and the Na-         a national holiday that honors American women.
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     Valiant Women of the Vote 2021 Honorees

     Valiant Women of the Vote 2021 Honorees
            VICTORY as important as
            women winning the right to
            vote deserves an extended
   celebration. That’s why the National
   Women’s History Alliance is leading
   the drive to celebrate women’s historic
   achievements throughout 2021.
      In recognition of the ongoing cel-
   ebrations of the centennial of the 19th
   Amendment, we are honoring women
                                                     Lucy  Burns
                                                     Lucy Burns
                                                                                     Carrie Chapman
                                                                                      Carrie Chapman Catt
   from the original suffrage movement as
                                                     1879  – 1966
                                                     1879 – 1966                      Catt–1947
                                                                                      1859                            Kekelaokalaninui
   well as 20th and 21st century women               Lucy Burns                      Carrie    Chapman Catt           Wilhelmina
                                                     American Woman WomanSuf-         1859 –1947
                                                                                      American     Woman Suf-         Widemann
                                                                                                                      Widemann          Dowsett
   who have continued the struggle (fight-           1879 – 1966                     1859 –1947                       Kekelaokalaninui
                                                     frage Activist
                                                     Suffrage     Activist            frage  Activist
                                                                                      American      WomanSuf-         Dowsett
                                                                                                                      1861   - 19291861 - 1929
   ing against poll taxes, literacy tests,           American Woman Suf-             American Woman                   Widemann Dowsett
                                                     Lucy Burns was an                Carrie
                                                                                                  Activist  Catt      Founder
                                                                                                                      Founder      ofofthe
   voter roll purges, and other more con-            Lucy Activist
                                                     frage   Burns was an            frage Activist                   1861   - 1929
                                                     American suffragist              was an activist from            tional
                                                                                                                      tional   Women’s
                                                                                                                                Women’s      Equal
   temporary forms of voter suppression)             Lucy   Burnssuffragist
                                                     and women’s
                                                                      was an
                                                                                     Carrie    ChapmanCatt
                                                                                      Iowa who advocated
                                                                                                              Catt    Founder of the Na-
                                                                                                                      Suffrage Association of
                                                     and   women’s suffragist
                                                                          rights     was
                                                                                      was  an
                                                                                            an activist
                                                                                                activist from
                                                                                                            from      Suffrage      Association
                                                                                                                      tional Women’s Equal
   to ensure voting rights for all                   advocate. Burns left             for suffrage during the         Hawai’i
                                                     and  women’s rightsleft
                                                     advocate.                       Iowa
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                                                                                                    advocated         Suffrage
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      The National Women’s History Alli-             her studies Burns
                                                                    at Vassar         second   generation     of      Wilhelmina        Kekelao-
 Some names have dates, others                       advocate. Burns left            for suffrage during the          Hawai’i
                                                                                                                      Wilhelmina          Kekelao-
   ance is determined that the important             her  studies
                                                     College   to join at Vassar
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                                                                                      suffragists.     during
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                                                                                                                      kalaninui Widemann
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                                                                                                                                    was thea en-
 have  none
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                                                                                                                      advocate       for   of all
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                                                                                      trained   in  political         advocate for the en-
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                                                     suffrage               Burns
                                                                protest tactics.      women gain
                                                                                      Anthony           the vote.
                                                                                                 as President         Hawai’i,
                                                                                                                      an  opportunitysuf-fragists
                                                                                                                                            for the
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                                                                                                                      Woman        asking Con-
                                                                                                                                   Suffrage       As-
        Valiant Women of the Vote
 “Hawaiian       to give Hawaiian
                          asking women the
                                                     Union for Woman
                                                                      more mili-
                                                                                      level  to
                                                                                     with politicians at the
                                                                                      including, Woodrow
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                                                                                                                      gress  to   give
                                                                                                                                     (NAWSA) Con-
                                                     Suffrage with fellow             Wilson who did not              women the right to
    Refusing to Be Silenced Luncheon
     Congress to give Hawaiianfounded
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                                                     forming fortheWomanmore
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 National    Women’s     Equal  Suffrage
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                                                                                                          a re-
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 ciation      Hawai’i
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                                         led  the    suffragist Alice Paul.          support    Women’s
                                                                                      tional level            Suf-
                                                                                                      including,      vote.
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    On Saturday,         Equal21,
                     August     Suffrage
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 ciation  to
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                                                                                                                      frage  Associationthe right
                                                                                                                                                of to
                                                                                     lentless lobbyist and            Women’s Equal Suf-
                                                     suffragist Alice Paul. by 1918, Wilson was    of
                                                                                                  not  suffrage
                                                                                                        support       Hawai’i
                                                                                                                      vote.       (WESAH)
                                                                                                                              Later,     Dowsett
 efforts         Restaurant
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                               women at of600
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                                                                                      Women’s led to  the pass-
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                                                                                                                      founded         efforts    to
    14th   St NW,
     In 1899,
 island.             Washington,
                members             DC 20005.
                           of the National                                           in  support of    suffrage       Hawai’i     (WESAH)
                                                                                      ing of the 19th amend-          enfranchise the women
                                                                                      Catt was
                                                                                     which        a relent-less
                                                                                              led to  the pass-       Women’s
                                                                                                                      and  led the Equal
                                                                                                                                      efforts Suf-
     In All
 American   2021
        1899,      Honorees
                members        willNational
                           of the   be acknowl-
                                   Association                                        ment in 1920.
                                                                                     ing  of the and
                                                                                      lobbyist    19thby amend-
                                                                                                                      of her island.
                                                                                                                      frage Association
                                                                                                                      enfranchise      the women   of
 (NAWSA)Womanwith  a video
               wrote the    presentation.
                           “Hawaiian   Appeal”,
 American               Suffrage  Association                                        ment
                                                                                      Wilsonin 1920.
                                                                                                 was in support       of her island.
                                                                                                                      Hawai’i       (WE-SAH)
        Terry Ao Minnis, Eleanor Holmes
 (NAWSA) wrote the “Hawaiian Appeal”,                                                of suffrage which led            and led the efforts
    Norton, Maria Teresa Kumar, and Edith
    Mayonwill receive the Valiant Women                                              to the passing of the            to enfranchise the
    of the Vote Award.                                                               19th amend-ment in               women of her island.
        We hope that our Honorees will                                               1920.
    speak for 5 to 10 minutes.

                                                                                                                                                       WOMEN’S HISTORY 13

      Valiant Women of the Vote 2021 Honorees                                                                                                   WOMEN’S HISTORY 11

Ana  Roqué de
Ana Roqué de
                                    Elizabeth   Piper
                                    Elizabeth Piper
                                                                         Marie  Foster
                                                                         Marie Foster                          Dr.
                                                                                                               Dr. Mabel  Ping-
                                                                                                                   Mabel Ping-Hua  Virginia  Louisa
                                                                                                                                   Virginia Louisa Mi-
Duprey                              Ensley
                                    Ensley                               1917  –2003
                                                                         1917 –2003                            Hua
                                                                                                               Lee Lee             Minor
1853 ––1933
        1933                        1847-1919
                                    1847-1919                            LucyRights
                                                                         Civil     BurnsLeader
                                                                                   Rights      Leader          1896-1966           1824
                                                                                                               Carrie Chapman Catt 1824
                                                                                                               1896-1966                ––1894
                                                                         1879 –Foster
                                                                         Marie       1966 was born             Suffragist, Member of
                                                                                                                1859 –1947                           American Women Suf-
Suffragist and
Suffragist      andCo-  Co-         Educator
                                    Educator and     andAfrican-
                                                            African-     Marie       Foster      was    born   Suffragist,       Member        of    American           Women
                                    American         suffragist          American
                                                                         in  rural Wilcox Woman   Coun-Suf-     the  Women’s
                                                                                                                American       Woman Political
                                                                                                                                            Suf-      frage
                                                                                                                                                      Widemann ActivistDowsett
founder     of the    Unive-
founder of the Unive- American suffragist                                in  rural     Wilcox        Coun-     the   Women’s         Political       Suffrage         Activist
                                    Elizabeth Piper                      frage
                                                                         ty,       ActivistBecause
                                                                              Alabama.                          Equality
                                                                                                                frage ActivistLeague                  Virginia
                                                                                                                                                      1861 - 1929    Louisa Minor
rsity of Puerto Rico
rsity  of Puerto Rico               Elizabeth         PiperEnsley
                                                               Ensley    ty,
                                                                         of   Alabama.
                                                                             the   Burns
                                                                                   overt and    Because
                                                                                              was   an
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                                                                                                                Carrie ChapmanLeague
                                                                                                                          Ping-     HuaCatt
                                                                                                                                          Lee        Virginia
                                                                                                                                                      was            Louisa
                                                                                                                                                            a courageous
                                                                                                                                                      Founder         of the Na-   Minor
Ana Roqué de Duprey,                was a champion of the
Ana   Roquéasde“Flor
also known              Du-         was    a cham-pion of
                                    Woman Suffrage                       of   the overt
                                                                         ending      racism    and
                                                                                                 Marienon-     Mabel  an Ping
                                                                                                                was born   activistHua
                                                                                                                              in 1896  fromLee
                                                                                                                                           in        was
                                                                                                                                                                Women’stook an        ac-
prey,   also (Flower
del Valle”     known of             the   Woman
                                    Movement and         Suffrage
                                                             became      and women’s
                                                                         ending     faced
                                                                                      racism    rights
                                                                                              daily,   she
                                                                                                   Marie        Guangzhou,
                                                                                                               was      who in     China.
                                                                                                                                    1896 in           tive  rolewho
                                                                                                                                                     activist        in  founding
                                                                                                                                                                            took anof
                                    a leading activist be-
                                                        and              advocate.
                                                                         became       a   Burns
                                                                         Foster faced daily, she    left        Lee   emigrated
                                                                                                                for suffrage
                                                                                                               Guangzhou,             to thethe
                                                                                                                                     China.           the  Woman
                                                                                                                                                     active      role in  Suffrage
    Valley),  delwas
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                                    came      a  leading       activ-    her studies
                                                                         and    unrelenting at Vassar
                                                                                                   leader       United
                                                                                                                second     States
                                                                                                                           generationand at-of        Association
                                                                                                                                                      Wilhelmina          of   Mis-
(Flower in  elementary
             of   the   Valley),
 Some names have dates, others      CivilRightsMovement.                 became         a courageous           Lee emigrated to the                  the Woman Suffrage
                                    Ensley      lived    in Wash-        College
                                                                         in  the Civilto join
                                                                                            Rightsthe           tended    Barnard
                                                                                                                suffragists.     Catt Col-
                                                                                                                                        was           souri.   It   was
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and secondary         school        ist  in the     CivilRights-                                               United
 have educated
teaching.  none
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                                                                                                                                                      Dowsett was in
                                                                                                                                                                            of   Mis-
                                                                                                                                                                            a fierce
ementary and second- Movement. Ensley                                    in  the Civil
                                                                         1960s.      She as   Rights
                                                                                                a mem-
                                                                                            worked             attended
                                                                                                                activism underBarnard
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                                                                                                                                       Susan         souri.
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                                                                                                                                                                     was    the
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                                                                                                                                                                             to focus
showed          and
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                          writ- onlived
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                                             in Washington had
                                                    at Howard
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ing  school
     at  a  very teaching.
                   young     age    University.         She   even-
                                                                         ber of the
                                                                         closely     with     during
                                                                                              Martin the
                                                                                          Women’s               ing  her Ph.D.
                                                                                                                B. Anthony           in eco-
                                                                                                                                        played        on  the women’s
                                                                                                                                                      franchisement                 all
 them for
Duprey       showedconsistency.D.C      Alsoand edited
                                                    was a profes-        1960s.
                                                                         Social and
                                                                         Luther      KingPolitical
                                                                                              Jr. and          bia   University.
                                                                                                                a pivotal  inrole
                                                                                                                               1921, in Upon
                                                                                                                                        help-        United
                                                                                                                                                      women.      States
                                                                                                                                                                    After the  to
and by the     age of a13gift tually moved to Bos-
for writing bios      are    short sor
                                     and  at some
                                               Howardshe veryUni-        Union
                                                                         other      (WSPU).
                                                                               Oncivil     rights Dur-
                                                                                     Sunday,        lead-
                                                                                                    March       became
                                                                                                                ing women
                                                                                                               earning      the   first
                                                                                                                                         thein        National
                                                                                                                                                     on              Woman’s
                                                                                                                                                          the women’s                 of
had  written     aattextbook
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 long     so                        versity.      She    and as to
                                                          moved          ing
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                                                                                                  to  se-       an  to
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                                                                                                                        In  1900,
                                                                                                               economics in 1921,  a PhD.
                                                                                                                                      Catt            Suffrage
                                                                                                                                                      Hawai’i,        Association
                                                                                                                                                     even predating the
on        agethose
    universal    and     byneed
                   geogra-   the some
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                                                                                                                succeeded                             (NWSA)          founded by
age   Duprey
 shown,   13 had
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                                    helped          build
                                                   an    continued
                                                          In-a li-       cure          right to vote
                                                                         voting rights march                   she   becameSusan          B.
                                                                                                                                   the first          from the mainland
                                                                                                                                                     National         Woman’ssaw
recognized      for   her           brary.                               suffrage
                                                                         for   African protest     tactics.
                                                                                            Americans.          versity.
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                                                                                                                                                      an opportunity for and
                                                                                                                                                                B.    Anthony         the
  textbook onhere.     univer-      to  teach      and    helped    to   wasOn   scheduled
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                                                                                                                                                      Elizabeth       Association
                                                                                                                                                                       Cady Stan-
insight into astronomy                   After     a move to                        Sunday,       March                                               newly acquired             United
sal geography. Duprey Colorado, Ensley be-    a  library.                the
                                                                         7,     54 miles
                                                                               U.S.             from Sel-
                                                                                            continue           PhD.     from
                                                                                                                can Woman        Columbia
                                                                                                                                     right for       (NWSA)
                                                                                                                                                      States territory founded         by
                                                                                                                                                                                to grant
and was named an
was                                      After a move to                 ma     to Montgomery,                 University.
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      Valiant Women of the Vote 2021 Honorees                                                                                                     WOMEN’S HISTORY 12

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                                  Maria Teresa                       EleanorHolmes
                                                                     Eleanor          Holmes              Terry AoMinnis
                                                                                                          Terry Ao Minnis                          Edith Mayo
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