Voting is one of the essential ways citizens express their opinions and impact their local, state and national politics. Though there are many lessons to be learned from the history of the 70 year battle for women's right to vote - one obvious lesson is that the right to vote should not taken for granted … Continue reading Vote!
A Month of Suffrage – August 2020
The suffrage anniversary arrives this August with many events in Illinois and beyond. Stay connected as we update this website with event listings as they develop. Connect with some of the many national suffrage events through links below. National Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission The Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission will commemorate 100 years of the 19th Amendment and women's … Continue reading A Month of Suffrage – August 2020
Sculptor Adelaide Johnson: from Illinois
Illinois born sculptor Adelaide Johnson is remembered, if she is remembered at all, as the artist who created the Portrait Monument of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott that stands in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capital. Commissioned by the National Women’s Party after the passage of the 19th Amendment in … Continue reading Sculptor Adelaide Johnson: from Illinois
The 1918 Spanish Flu: How Suffragists Like Ella Flagg Young Continued Their Fight
By Annie Cebrzynski, Evanston Women's History Project, 2020 Intern The suffrage movement almost came to a halt with the sudden onset of the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918. The introduction of an international crisis became a major threat to advancing women’s rights in the U.S. Prior to the pandemic, women were starting to gain momentum … Continue reading The 1918 Spanish Flu: How Suffragists Like Ella Flagg Young Continued Their Fight