The Evanston Women’s History Project announces the dedication of the National Votes for Women Trail Marker for Catharine Waugh McCulloch on Saturday, October 30th at 11 am in newly renovated McCulloch Park. All are invited to join in honoring her! Catharine Waugh McCulloch was a lawyer, suffragist, political activist, and life-long supporter of women’s rights. … Continue reading National Votes for Women Trail Historical Marker for Catharine Waugh McCulloch – Dedication October 30th!
The National Votes for Women Trail Marker will be dedicated on Friday, October 1st at 10 am at the corner of 31st and State Street in Chicago. All are welcome to attend. Founded in 1913 by Ida B. Wells and several other suffragists in Chicago, the Alpha Suffrage Club played a significant role in activating … Continue reading Alpha Suffrage Club – Votes for Women Trail Marker
On Aug. 26, 2021 the League of Women Voters of Oak Park, the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association and the Historical Society of Oak Park-River Forest, celebrated the installation of the National Votes for Women Trail Marker honoring Grace Wilbur Trout. Trout was president of the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association (IESA) from 1912 to 1920, and … Continue reading Grace Wilbur Trout – Votes for Women Trail Marker
The Wabash Arts Corridor, in conjunction with the Chicago Womxn’s Suffrage Tribute Committee, announces a new public art project and funding campaign to honor Chicago women’s suffrage leaders. WAC is commissioning two new murals celebrating women and the work of local activists in obtaining the right to vote and the modern struggle for equality. This … Continue reading Chicago’s First Public Art Project to Honor Suffrage Leaders
And what a year it was. This website served to link thousands of people to the important story of Illinois' role in the woman's suffrage movement - a story that was mostly forgotten and untold. We strived to give voice to those women from long ago who made the movement happen here - and made … Continue reading That’s a Wrap on 2020!
There are dozens if not hundreds of ways to commemorate this important moment in women's history in the U.S. Though we recognize that the 19th Amendment did not solve the issue of voting rights for all American women, it was a significant achievement after an almost 70 year battle. Many ways to take part in … Continue reading It’s Time! Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment!
One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, American Experience's "The Vote" tells the dramatic story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote, a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history. It brings to life the unsung leaders of the … Continue reading The Vote on American Experience
On August 26th of 2020 we will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. With one year to go, there's lots to do. While we can focus on planning, it is important to get informed as well. Thankfully there is lots going on - both on this website and around the … Continue reading Women’s Equality Day 2019
This resolution is being used throughout the state by the League of Women Voters of Illinois to encourage local municipalities to honor the anniversary of Illinois being the first state to ratify the 19th amendment. Whereas, Illinois had long been at the forefront of the movement to provide women the right to vote; Whereas, in … Continue reading Resolution to Honor the 100th Anniversary of Illinois Being the First State to Ratify the 19th Amendment