The Women’s Suffrage Centennial: Impact and Legacy – Virtual
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT
Presented by The Library of Congress in Partnership with the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI)
During the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020, a wide range of activities occurred around the country. How effective were these commemorations in raising public awareness of women’s fight for equality? How has the centennial impacted the telling of suffrage history and women and minority history more generally? What’s the relationship between education and activism? How well did it succeed in telling the stories of the women before us and in creating momentum for the work still to be done?
Colleen Shogan leads a discussion with panelists Karen Hill, Executive Director, Harriett Tubman House; Page Harrington, author of Interpreting the Legacy of Women’s Suffrage at Museums and Historic Sites; Rebecca Roberts, co-author of The Suffragist Playlist: Your Guide to Changing the World; and Shannon Browning-Mullis, Executive Director of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace.
We’re also building support for August 26th becoming nationally recognized as Women’s Equality Day. The National Women’s History Alliance and Partners are working hard on this. We’re participating too.
Chef Ted Cutting has gone on the record to spread our voting rights messages. Activism builds steam over the generations. And one generation builds on the accomplishments and challenges of others.
Check out this video and posting to give you the inspiration needed to build up the steam.
We’re in support of August 26th becoming a federal holiday. Why? Because there are no national observances honoring women. Will this be challenging? You bet. Small actions add to the necessary support over time. One way to spread the word is the making Chinese fortune cookies with custom women’s rights messages inside. Here’s a special how-to video from Chef Cutting.
This special project from Suffrage Wagon Cooking School is one of our favorites.
SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.
Find out about the book about intergenerational activism by Marguerite Kearns at
SuffrageWagon.org has up-to-date information about patriotic protest, another way of viewing the Spirit of ’76 suffrage campaign wagon that is in the collection of the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. The wagon is taking a much-needed rest from the exposure to light. It has been on exhibit since 2017 at the state museum.