19th amendment

Library of Congress/National Woman's Party

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. It was on this day in 1920 that the measure was certified. In observance of the centennial, WUWF looks at the long road to women’s suffrage.

In an excerpt from the PBS documentary, One Woman, One Vote, narrator, Susan Sarandon describes the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Procession, “Washington had never seen anything like it. Eight-thousand women from all over the country, flooding down Pennsylvania Avenue, demanding the right to vote.”

Courtesy League of Women Voters

 

  

Founded on February 14, 1920, the League of Women Voters is now 100-years-old.

In observance of their centennial, the two chapters in Northwest Florida will host public celebrations that highlight the long history and current work of the organization.

The League of Women Voters goes hand-in-hand with the Women’s Suffrage Movement.