During 2013 when we started publishing here about Suffrage Centennials during 2020, there was precious little on the web about the 100 years since the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1920. Now, expect to find alerts and reminders everywhere, such as the AARP publication. That’s only one of many many examples.
The place to go is the most recent issue of the Gazette, published by the National Women’s History Alliance, formerly the National Women’s History Project. Contact them. You’ll be surprised at how much is planned and already ongoing. Follow SuffrageCentennials.com
The most recent issue of the Gazette of the National Women’s History Alliance has been published. There are terrific resources, summaries of the lives of 100 suffrage activists from diverse backgrounds, and nationwide events. Contact the National Women’s History Alliance for a copy and information about how you can use this issue to bring citizens across the nation up to date with what’s planned for 2020. There’s news from the states, considerable deep research never seen before, ten top centennial sites to visit, national projects and organizations, and MUCH MORE.
The 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be celebrated in 2020. Many events are scheduled for August of that year. It’s time now to be planning. How have you prepared yourself, your organization, your state and nation?
The dates for Convention Days in Seneca Falls, NY: July 20-21, 2019. At the Women’s Rights National Historic Park, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. Call 315-568-2991 for more information. 9-5 p.m. Free. There’s lodging suggestions, restaurants, and sites to visit online on the Convention Days website.
NEWS: The Gazette for the National Women’s History Alliance is preparing its next issue highlighting the diversity of the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US.
Historic road markers funded by the Pomeroy Foundation are in the planning stages for 2020 across the nation. Some have already been installed under this innovative program.
As 2020 approaches, more programs are being announced by groups and organizations across the nation. The buildup has been accelerating over the past few years from behind the scenes by individuals and organizations. This has been a recognition of the importance of not letting the centennial observance of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution pass without some awareness of where we have been and where we are headed.
And along with this comes criticism that includes how the movement wasn’t perfect, that it should have been better, with more volunteers, more diversity, more funding. And there has also been a recognition that without the first wave, there couldn’t have been a second wave, and so on. One measure of the momentum is in the number of local, state, and national organizations hopping on the bandwagon for 2020.
A video highlighting the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US.
Overall, this video moves quickly through the first wave of the women’s rights movement and provides a picture of what it took for US women to win the vote.
At the time of this blog’s launching in 2013, there wasn’t much out there on the internet about the upcoming 2020 centennial of women winning the right to vote. Now, it’s everywhere. And it’s an effort to keep up with the many offerings.
Are you and your organization involved? Will you, in some way, participate in the commemoration? Are you making plans for travel in 2020? If so, are you keeping suffrage centennials in mind?
Women have been marching for their rights for over 100 years. And that’s what the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association is doing this year. They will be seen and heard. And news is coming in from all over the nation about the special events, celebrations, and programming scheduled for 2020, the 100th anniversary of women winning the rigfht to votes in the United States.