Resources Connect Students to the Suffrage Story

We ask only for justice and equal rights—the right to vote, the right to our own earnings, equality before the law.
— Lucy Stone, (1818-1893) Abolitionist Advocate and Suffrage Leader

Lesson Plans


Women's History Minute "Suffrage" 

Q&A with suffrage historian Dr. Allison Lange

Women's History Minute "Progressive Era"

I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
— Susan B. Anthony, (1820-1906) Woman Suffrage Movement Leader

Women's History Minute "Club Movements" 

Women's History Minute "Sojourner Truth"

Suffrage Background 

I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last.
— Jeannette Rankin, (1880-1973) First woman elected to Congress. (R-Montana)

Key Figures in the 1913 Suffrage March on Washington, DC

Women's History "Minute Ida B. Wells"

Press Coverage - 1913 Suffrage Parade in Washington, DC

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.
— Abigail Adams, (1744-1818) First Lady and advocate of women’s rights

Three Generations Fighting for the Vote-Panel 

Inez Milholland ~ Forward into Light

Celebrating 90 Years of Women's Rights

We fully believed, so soon as we saw that woman’s suffrage was right, every one would soon see the same thing, and that in a year or two, at farthest, it would be granted.
— Antoinette Brown Blackwell, (1825-1921) First US woman to be ordained in a mainstream Protestant demonination