Susan B. Anthony, with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, began working to establish women's right to vote in the mid-1800s. Unfortunately, Anthony never saw the impact of her efforts—the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was passed on August 26, 1920, more than a decade after Anthony's death—but her activism remains one of the most important stories in women's history. Explore this group to learn more about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and other leading suffragettes, including Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Alice Paul, Dorothy Day, Amelia Bloomer and Jeannette Rankin.
On the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the U.K., equality campaigners are calling for the pardon of Emmeline Pankhurst and other suffragettes who were imprisoned fighting for women’s suffrage. Meanwhile, Pankhurst’s great-granddaughter warned President Trump may damage men’s perception of women.
Amelia Boynton Robinson was a civil rights pioneer who championed voting rights for African Americans. She was brutally beaten for helping to lead a 1965 civil rights march, which became known as Bloody Sunday and drew national attention to the Civil Rights Movement. She was also the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama.