Welcome to our Centennial Commemoration!
We are excited to share several videos that detail the history of the passage of the 19th Amendment, outline the purpose of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, and explain the significance of the White House fence – a portion of which will be located at the memorial.
Please share these videos with your friends and make sure you stop off at our “donate” page where you can support the construction of the memorial. The pandemic has impacted funding, so please give what you can so we can finish this national memorial and honor the millions who fought for more than seven decades to secure voting rights for women.
Naming rights are still available and a donation of $1000 will secure your name on the Donor Wall.
The vote is the emblem of your equality, women of America, the guarantee of your liberty.
-Carrie Chapman Catt
Not until woman . . . had the ballot to be used for her protection and self-defence [sic] can she hope to secure the rights and privileges to which she is entitled.
-Mary Church Terrell
I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me, there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.
Special Thanks to Our Webinar Participants
Carly Fiorina: As a business luminary and leadership expert Carly has traveled a diverse professional journey, from secretary to CEO, from public to private, and from for-profit to non-profit. Throughout her robust career have been two constants: leadership and problem solving.
Dr. Elisabeth Griffith: Even during her 22-year tenure as Headmistress of the Madeira School, Elisabeth practiced history. Her biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who launched the suffrage movement, “In Her Own Right” (Oxford), inspired Ken Burns’ PBS documentary, “Not for Ourselves Alone.”
Charniele Herring: It’s been quite a journey for Charniele from spending nights in a homeless shelter in high school to becoming the majority leader in the Virginia House. Like the suffragists, she knows how to lead — she was the first African American to be elected chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia.
Victoria A. Lipnic: Growing up as the mayor’s daughter in Carrolltown, Pennsylvania, Victoria learned early about the importance of civic participation. While serving on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission she has been an advocate of equal pay and co-chaired the Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace.
Technical Director: Evan Kaufman
Moderator: Jan Thomas Johnson
Photos in Videos Courtesy of:
Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, National Woman’s Party Collection
Bryn Mawr College
Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr. Collection
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
Denver Public Library
League of Women Voters of the United States
Library of Congress
Massachusetts Historical Society
National Park Service
National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, Rochester, NY
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution, Political and Military History
Staten Island Museum, Hollick Collection
Washington D.C. Public Library, Washington Star Collection
Wisconsin Historical Society
Woman Suffrage Media Project