Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative Celebrations

Learn about centennial activities around the country and submit your plans for inclusion on this site

2020 Centennial Celebrations

Women and the Vote: What Difference Do We Make?

March 30th, 6pm-8pm, at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
In Partnership with the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative
Adoption of the 19th Amendment doubled the number of US citizens eligible to vote. The panel will address women’s political engagement – including voting patterns, turnout, and civic activism – and the impact women have had on public policies since 1920. Learn more and register here


2020 Centennial Activities

Workhouse Prison Museum, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia

August 26, 2017

The opening of the new Workhouse Prison Museum celebrates the centennial of the imprisonment of 72 women in the Occoquan Workhouse in 1917 for picketing the White House in support of suffrage. This significant event marks the beginning of the national 3-year celebration of women achieving the right to vote in 1920.

Kentucky Woman Suffrage History Project, Kentucky

We are just at the beginning stages but we have many activities and events currently being planned – including internships for university students to support the gathering of primary sources and cataloging them, and a film documenting Kentucky women’s history and the suffrage movement. Visit the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project site to learn more and to access the web portal for H-Kentucky members to contribute resources/points of interest in the state.