This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment. We invite you to join us to commemorate the centuries of striving, resisting, and persisting undertaken by Americans from all walks of life to ensure everyone is able to participate in our democracy.

A Special Conversation

Today we are joined by Delores Johnson Hurt, President of the League of Women Voters Charlotte Mecklenburg to celebrate the passage of the nineteenth amendment. What better way to celebrate all the people who fought for the right to vote then to register to vote yourself? Be sure to visit https://www.vote411.org/ from the League of Women Voters to learn more.

Lunch & Learn: Votes for Women in NC

As we continue to Celebrate Suffrage as a part of our #MuseumFromHome, you’re invited to a rebroadcast of our popular July 30 conversation about North Carolina’s unique relationship to ratification. Donna Kelly of the State Archives of North Carolina shared this incredible story of struggle and perseverance as we celebrate 100 years of suffrage.

Women’s Movements in the 19th & 20th Centuries

Denied access to the electoral system, women found other ways to influence politics and have their voices heard.

Learn more about these initiatives.

Learn More

On August 18, 1920 after hundreds of years of struggle, the 19th Amendment finally passed. We’ve created a short guide to some of the amazing resources, exhibit, and videos out there to help you learn more about this battle for voting rights.

Want to see a timeline of suffrage? Check out the Museum’s Twitter page for a special interactive timeline and tell us which milestones are important to you.