Rights for Women

For Equality Day, the NWHM proudly launches the cyber-exhibit Rights for Women: The Suffrage Movement and Its Leaders. This exhibit explores the history of the woman suffrage movement. “Rights for Women” chronicles the movements from its origins in 1848 when supporters held the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Fall, New York through the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.  In addition to chronicling this history, “Rights for Women” includes biographies of suffrage leaders, including philosophers, organizers, financiers, and lobbyists.  Through its narrative, photographs, and historical documents, “Rights for Women” demonstrates that the woman suffrage movement was a large-scale, well-organized political and social movement, successful in peacefully winning the largest extension of democratic rights in our nation’s history.  The exhibit is based on a temporary exhibit NWHM produced in 1998 that was displayed at the New York World Financial Center. Edith Mayo, NWHM Curatorial Consultant and Curator Emeritus of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, curated the original exhibit and NWHM summer intern Kristina Gupta curated the on-line exhibit.

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