Memorial Groundbreaking November 14, 2019 What would you tolerate for the right to vote? "We shall fight for the things which we have always held nearest in our hearts - for democracy, for the right
of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments."
Suffrage banner quoting from President Wilson's war message, April 2, 1917
"The suffragists engineered the greatest expansion of democracy on a single day the world had ever seen, and yet...the leaders built no monuments
to themselves, and too many of their names have been lost to history."
Eleanor Clift, author of "Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment"
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We Honor the Millions of Women Who Fought More than Seven Decades to Win the Vote

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. – Nineteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Certified August 26, 1920

Support our mission to educate, inspire, and empower present and future generations to remain vigilant in the quest for equal rights beginning with a national memorial.

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Women were not included in the Constitution until the 19th Amendment. The ratification of the 19th Amendment led to the largest single one-day increase of potential voters in the history of the United States.

It took 72 years to pass and ratify the 19thAmendment. Celebrate the Centennial with us on August 26, 2020 as we dedicate the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial.

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial will provide an overview of the entire movement, including African American suffragists who are often left out of the history books.

 

SUFFRAGIST SPOTLIGHT

LOOKING AHEAD & IMPORTANT DATES

  • Equal Pay Act enacted: “To prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers...

  • Susan B. Anthony’s trial starts for illegally voting in Rochester, New York on November 5, 1872.

  • Lucy Burns and Katherine Norey become first women arrested while picketing White House; they were never brought to...

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is signed by President Nixon, one of the most important...

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott spearheaded the first women’s rights convention in American History. Over 300 women...

 

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Countdown to Suffrage Centennial Silent Sentinel Awards Gala

Special thanks go to all those who attended the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Gala on June 6, 2019,...

Virginia Suffragist Sophie Meredith, “A Zealous Pioneer for Women”

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Suffragist Catherine Flanagan

by Her Granddaughter Patricia McDonald On my maternal side, I am honored to have a grandmother who also...